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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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