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Rain Bug

Family Trombidiidae


With the rainy season,these beautiful little rain bugs started appearing.They are also known as Red Velvet Mites.They are active predators as grown adults but as early instars are often parasites on insects.The oil from the red velvet mite Trombidium grandissimum is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat paralysis. Also, due to their alleged ability to increase sexual desire,Trombidium mites are known locally as "Indian Viagra."

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Thank you!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 7 years ago

Suburb spotting!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Thank you Mark.Yeah, it is an arachnid,however its common name is Rain Bug. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Super shots. Not a bug.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Thanks Seema..

seemanair03 7 years ago


Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

It was more of velvety! :)

armonia-201513 7 years ago

it looks very soft!!!!!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Spotted by
Ashutosh Dudhatra

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2015
Submitted on Jun 15, 2015

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