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Mites Photo Album
 
Mites are a species-rich group in soils and leaf litter that vary greatly in their habits, yet they are little studied.  Oribatid mites (top) feed on leaf litter and reproduce slowly, whereas predatory mites (bottom) feed on other mites using their long "jaws", move rapidly, and reproduce relatively fast.
 
 
 

 

 
 
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