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Image of the Day: Tea Party

Peacock mites (Tuckerella sp.) feed on crops like citrus, avocado, and the tea stem pictured here.

By | December 6, 2013

WIKIMEDIA, CHRISTOPHER POOLEY, USDA-ARS

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Avatar of: Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Posts: 16

December 7, 2013

So it is a pseudocolored micrograph without calibration or sourcing?

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kenw

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December 8, 2013

Really impressive mite. Nice to know how big this is - OK, I just looked at the original image on Wikipedia and you have cropped out the "300um " bar at the bottom. So the body is about 300um long. Pity it lives only in the tropics......

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