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Concrete Mite (Balaustium)

Erythraeidae

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3 Comments

theridula
theridula 7 years ago

This is not a true velvet mite (Trombidiidae) but a concrete mite (Balaustium) which belong to a related family (Erythraeidae).

elaphrus
elaphrus 8 years ago

Yes, red velvet mite (Trombidiidae) on the right and the ant looks to me like a Camponotus species. But that's only a ballpark guess.

mpsatanbeetle
mpsatanbeetle 8 years ago

The red Insect is a velvet. :)

Hema
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Hema

Concord, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2013

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