Short-haired Red Velvet Mite
Male & Female
Long-legged Red Velvet Mite
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)|
|Species:||Short-haired Red Velvet Mite (Allothrombiinae sp)|
|This Photo:||Male & Female|
Thank you Ray Fisher for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
We found what we think is a female being harrassed by some males. The larger (female) was ~5mm, while one of the smaller (male) was ~2.5mm.
Tiny bright red scavenger with 8 legs. The hair is difficult to see with your naked eye.
Notice the white patches are different coloured hair.