Red Legged Earth Mite
6-8 on Capeweed
Red Velvet Mite
Red Velvet Mite (Trombidium sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Mites (Trombidiformes)
Family: Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)
Species: Red Velvet Mite (Trombidium sp)
This Photo:     Hairy

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Tiny bright red scavenger. 8 legs. Varying degrees of hairiness, but you can't see the hair with your naked eye.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Aug-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.