Saturday, March 28, 2009

Knee Jerk

A public outcry....and an administration bent against going out on a limb stretched its long arms of the law to recoup monies it had ceremoniously but unthinkingly gave out previously.... ....meanwhile, these red larvae of an Erythraeid mite are harvesting the Harvestman (Oppiliones).
Well, they are only doing what they are brought up to do ....

3 comments:

buedamau said...

amazing pics, you're quite right: it's in their nature to hunt and be hunted!

Titania said...

what a fate; very interesting pictures. The red larvae look a little like cochineal lice(Dactylopius coccus.)

Hort Log said...

Howdy,

this mite is from cosmopolitan genus Leptus. Larvae is parasitic and adults are predatory.

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