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Oplitis mite on Lasius ant

Oplitis mite on Lasius ant

This Lasius alienus worker hosts an Oplitis mite on her mid-leg. Mites are ubiquitous inhabitants of ant nests, although their biology and relationships to the ants is poorly understood. Illinois, USA.

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