Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mite It Be A Tick? No.

I took a picture of this red fellow the other day at Hitchcock Nature Center.  I thought it might be a tick but I'd never seen a red one before.  Turns out it is not a tick.  It is a mite.  Wouldn't it be nice if ticks were this easy to see?

Not a tick but a mite.
While I was investigating this guy, I learned what these were:

Possibly gall mites.
I think these are gall mites.  The things you learn while on the trail and flicking off ticks.

Now if I could just get rid of this paranoid feeling every time I feel an itch or a tickle.

4 comments:

  1. YOUR BLOG IS MAKING ME ITCHY!!!

    Oh gosh, I'm never going outside again!

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  2. Great. Now all I can think about is what might be potentially crawling up my let right now. Thanks for that. ;)

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    1. GH: I've been feeling that way for a week now!

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