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There were many Nitidulidae beetles inside the compost bin, on top of the soil. Most of them seemed to have at least one red mite attached to them. Some beetles, like this one, carried a heavy load of mites. The mites were identified by a mite expert, via Ken Walker, as being a species of Mesostigmata.

Date & Time

  2014-11-22 09:43 AM

Location

-38.082021 , 147.086052 : 12.586 m

Near Cobains VIC 3851, Australia

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NS Observation No. 5478F656E35EB1B5C200008C
Created 2014-11-29 09:25 AM (about 4 years ago)
Created By Suzanne Jones
Updated 2014-11-29 04:35 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Suzanne Jones
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