Red Legged Earth Mite
6-8 on Capeweed
Ellura
Red Velvet Mite
Female?
 
    
Red Velvet Mite (Trombidium sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Mite (Trombidiformes)
Family: Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)
Species: Red Velvet Mite (Trombidium sp)
This Photo:     Hairy

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
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