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Trombidium sp. -- Velvet Mite

Trombidium grandissimum

Description:

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


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6 Comments

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

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

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

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

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

Dr.PonMalar
Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago

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

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

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

Dr.PonMalar
Spotted by
Dr.PonMalar

India

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

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