A portrait gallery
by Wim van Egmond
mites are familiar to everyone who ever observed pond
water. The larger species are clearly visible as fast
swimming sometimes deep red spider like creatures.
Determination of to what genus a water mite belongs is
not very hard but when you want to determine the species
it becomes much more difficult. It is a real specialists
work. You have to examine the reproductive organs, the
eyes or palps to be able to distinguish the often very
This article's aim is to portray some of the common genusses.
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Published in the December 1999 edition of Micscape Magazine.
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