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Giant Red Velvet Mite

Dinothrombium sp.


Mites are an order of arachnid that are very tiny. This species is very large for a mite, I was able to see it walking around on the ground when I wasn't even looking! Bright red all over.


Saw this little guy walking around in oak leaves in a moderately wooded forest at a city park.

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.96, Long: -83.38

Spotted on Mar 21, 2015
Submitted on Apr 27, 2015

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