Rake-legged Mite
Short-haired Red Velvet Mite
Red-legged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Mites (Trombidiformes)
Family: Earth Mite (Penthaleidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red-legged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
This Photo:     6-8 on Capeweed
Other names: RLEM or Redlegged Earth Mite

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~1mm long

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Oct-2016
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)