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Female moss mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female moss mite (Order Oribatida) turned on her side so the underside is in full view. This organ is used to place eggs onto a substrate. Moss mites are most often found in soil and leaf litter and play an important role in the decomposition of plant matter. Magnification: x70 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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