Dear fellow acarologists, we regret the passing of Dr. Gary R. Bauchan, Director of the Aphis-USDA Center for Microscopy. Gary collaborated with numerous acarologists and students capturing the best mite images for his work. On the SLA page there are several that he provided us for display. He leaves an important wealth in images and research papers. He was a very kind and collaborative person. His departure is very sad news. Our condolences to his family and colleagues.