Image Number D799-1
This low-temperature scanning electron micrograph shows that the red palm mite uses its stylets to feed deeper into leaf tissue than most plant-feeding mites do. This menacing mite is spreading quickly in the Caribbean and causes serious damage to palms. (Magnified about 3,000x.)
Photo by Eric Erbe; digital colorization by Chris Pooley.
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