Caption: Lizard mite (Hirstiella trombidiformes). These mites feed on blood which is required for the transformation from one mite life stage to another. The mites tend to accumulate on the reptiles body in areas that afford protection and can cause anemia and infection.
Magnification*: x20
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 01.01.04,21050bw,anemia,animal pest,arachnid,Arachnids,b/w,blood sucking mite,infection,invertebrate,invertebrates,lizard mite,mite,pest,SEM,Hirstiella trombidiformes