Midd: Cepheus cepheiformis.

Cepheus cepheiformis is often considered the most beautiful oribatid mite, because of the spectacular look of its juveniles. They have large, leaf-like setae and carry the exuviae, their “old skin”, of proceeding stages. Cepheus cepheiformis is eurytopic, it is found in different nature types, mostly in forest soil. In Norway it has been found rather seldom.

Cepheus cepheiformis (Nicolet, 1855)
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