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Trombidium sp. -- Velvet Mite

Trombidium grandissimum


Velvet mites are arachnids found in soil litter known for their bright red colours but are often mistaken for spiders. They are active predators as grown adults but early instars are often parasites on insects.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis 8 years ago
"Giant Red Velvet Mite"
Trombidium grandissimum:

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Pretty looking mite. Looks like a pin-cushion. :)

Jellis 8 years ago

The Common name is Giant red velvet mite.
grandissimum means Giant

Jellis 8 years ago

You can remove the scientific name from the Common name. You already have the scientific name listed.

Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago

Thank you for all the suggestions, You all have been very helpful.

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Very nice. I see the smaller velvet mites here in Ohio every spring and fall.

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Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on Nov 23, 2012

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