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Concrete Mite

Balaustium sp.

Description:

Bright red mite with tiny, white hairs. This was about 4 mm long. "Among the few erythraeids that are not predaceous in post-larval stages--they eat pollen instead. [from comment by Ray Fisher]"

Habitat:

White Sage in riparian area at Lake Hodges

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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