Under a moderately high magnification of 938x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed the presence of numbers of mites from the specie Nanorchestes sp.
, Family Nanorchestidae
. Members of this specie are free-living, fungivorous soil and leaf-litter/moss mites that were simply an incidental finding on the skin of this lizard. It is not a lizard associate per se, and certainly not parasitic. Under higher magnifications, i.e., PHIL 8808, 8809, the mites exoskeletal complexities are better appreciated in their diaphanous majesty.