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Madagascar hissing cockroach mite (Androlaelaps schaeferi). This mite is not parasitic on the cockroach, instead it feeds on organic matter dropped by the cockroach while causing it no harm. They are usually concentrated between the host's legs and around the spiracles. Specimen from California, USA. Magnification: x80 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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