Living With Mites

Predatory MItes
Image: ROGELIO MORENO GILL*

This above image, Mites On Pupa, by Rogelio Moreno Gill won honorable mention at the 2015 Nikon Small World Photo Competition. Stacking software was used to merge a series of images for improved depth of field. The complex shapes and splashes of color make the image compelling.

Insects are vulnerable to parasites such as mites. Mites are related to spiders with eight legs and chelicera (fangs) that can be used to feed on surface secretions or to…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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