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Red Velvet Mite


Woodland, walking on a small wooden bridge


The oil from the red velvet mite Trombidium grandissimum called "Teej" in Hindi 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". (From wikipedia)

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

this is an amazing spotting thanks for sharing faredin!

FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Thanks Leanne, blaise and Marta. This one was as small as a few mms. I think they don't get bigger than half a cm.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

How small is it?? very pretty color!

blaise 7 years ago

Nice detail on this one

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

We learnt of these when I studied horticulture. Great to see a clear picture of one, they're so tiny! Thanks for sharing Faredin :)

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Gif-sur-Yvette, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Oct 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 3, 2013

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