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Tetranychus urticae with silk threads | by Gilles San Martin
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Tetranychus urticae with silk threads

Female of the red form of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae with two silk threads. The substratum is a bean leaf. With thanks to Guillaume who provided the mites and striking informations about their biology and morphology.

Scale : mite body length ~0.5 mm

 

Technical settings :

- focus stack of 39 images

- microscope objective (Nikon achromatic 10x 160/0.25) on bellow (230 mm extension)

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Uploaded on August 12, 2010