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About 10mm long including legs. Slightly furry legs and body. Two-tone orange and red body.
Exploring eucalyptus leaf.
Subfamily Callidosomatinae - possibly Charletonia sp. or Callidosoma sp.
ID thanks to thiridula via martinl
Also called 'Red velvet mites' these arachnids are from many different families and have very different appearances in close-up http://australianmuseum.net.au/image/Mup... . They all are very red or red and orange. They are usually beneficial keeping other pests at bay by either actively predating them as adults or parasitising them as hatchlings.
Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.32
Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012
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