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)