Red Velvet Mite:Velvet mites are arachnids found in soil litter known for their bright red colours but are often mistaken for spiders. They are active predators as grown adults but early instars are often parasites on
✯ Velvet mites, small predatory arachnids that live in the upper layers of soil, are named after the fine hairs that give them an appearance of velvet. It’s also one of the largest micro-creatures, at nearly 2 centimeters long.
What Are Mites? The Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)
velvet_mite_dinothrombium_deni When I was small, we used to walk the pasture after a summer rain, and these little red and white spiders would come out of the ground. Haven't seen one in many, many years, though!