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Proboscis or prey?

 
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bromodomain



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Proboscis or prey? Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is prey, but it's tough to tell from the resolution that you posted.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks to me like a Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)
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bromodomain



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anystidae - Whirligig Mite
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