Proboscis or prey?

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bromodomain
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Proboscis or prey?

Post by bromodomain »

Does anyone have an idea whether this fly is munching on a tiny mite or the red thing is structure of its mouthparts.

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Dalantech
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Post by Dalantech »

My guess is prey, but it's tough to tell from the resolution that you posted.

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Post by Bcald7 »

Looks to me like a Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)

bromodomain
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Post by bromodomain »

Thanks for the ID. Here is a crop without reducing the quality.

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Sym P. le
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Post by Sym P. le »

Anystidae - Whirligig Mite

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