Red Snout Mite
Red-legged Earth Mite
6-8 on Capeweed
Rake-legged Mite (Caeculidae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Mites (Trombidiformes)
Family: Snout Mite (Bdellidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Rake-legged Mite (Caeculidae sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Owen Seeman for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
2nd Record in SA on Atlas:
~1mm long
We thought it might be Microcaeculus sp. Owen said "Probably best left at the family level. The family is poorly worked on in Australia despite their abundance, and the genera Neocaeculus and Microcaeculus are difficult to impossible to distinguish."

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-May-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.