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Red Velvet Mite

Habitat:

Woodland, walking on a small wooden bridge

Notes:

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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5 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

this is an amazing spotting thanks for sharing faredin!

FaredinAliyevski
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
blaise 7 years ago

Nice detail on this one

LeanneGardner
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 :)

FaredinAliyevski
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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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