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Osmia cornifrons with mites

Overhead view of a bee on a concrete surface. Nearly all of the bee's body is covered in small rusty-red dots.

The mites on this Osmia cornifrons mason bee are in the genus Chaetodactylus, and they attack pollen provisions of native and non-native Osmia species. (Photo by Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.)

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