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Trombicula alfreddugesi

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AlexK 9 years ago
Harvest Mite Chigger
Trombicula alfreddugesi chigger

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DanielleMulcahy 9 years ago

I think this might be a velvet mite because its so big. I just dug through the internet trying to identify the same thing. There seems to be a lot of contradicting info confusing both of them. From what I understand after my googling rampage, the chiggers are insects with 6 legs while the velvet mites are arachnids with 8 legs and are a lot bigger than chiggers.
Im no bug pro but it was a fun learning experience.

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 21, 2014

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