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Subject: Red desert spider or insect?
Location: Golden Valley,AZ
July 3, 2016 11:05 pm
We found this in a wash in Golden Valley Arizona. Could you please tell us what it is? It looks like it has eight legs but I’m not positive
Signature: P P

Velvet Mite

Velvet Mite

Dear P P,
Did it rain right before this sighting?  Velvet Mites in the family Trombidiidae often appear in large numbers immediately after a desert rain.

Yes it sure did! Thank you!

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Subject: Bug Love – American Carrion Beetle
Location: Southwest Indiana
May 26, 2016 8:17 pm
Hello! I wanted to share some photos I took last summer of a pair of American Carrion Beetles with their mites. They were collected around some cat vomit…which might have had some mouse remains in it. (oh so pleasant!) Somehow the photo was forgotten until now – probably because I had embarrassment over taking bug love photos, ha ha!
Thank you for the awesome site. It’s my go-to place when I find a new bug, and I’ve never had to ask for identification – I always find what I’m looking for! We practice organic gardening on our little homestead, and I often find new creatures – so I visit your site often!
Thanks again!
Signature: Heather

Mating Carrion Beetles and Phoretic Mites

Mating Carrion Beetles and Phoretic Mites

Dear Heather,
We are so thrilled to find out that you find our site so helpful.  We are also thrilled to post your images of a pair of mating American Carrion Beetles and their Phoretic Mites.

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Subject: red insect
Location: Pretty Boy reservoir Maryland
March 26, 2016 4:08 am
Species/genus?
Signature: thx

Velvet Mite

Velvet Mite

This is a Velvet Mite and it might be in the genus Trombidium like this individual posted to BugGuide, but we cannot say for certain that it is not a member of a different genus in the family Trombidiidae as we do not have the necessary skills to identify Velvet Mites beyond the family level.

Thank you, Daniel for such a quick reply.
I was intrigued by the “heart-shaped” little bugger posted on facebook by a friend.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Insect.Identification/permalink/943095179139128/?pnref=story
I commented quoting your reply.
Thank you for the awesome work.
Chuck

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Subject: Strange Bug
Location: Toronto, Canada
March 18, 2016 4:03 pm
Hi, would you happen to know what type of bug this is?
Signature: Whichever is easiest

Velvet Mite

Velvet Mite

This is a Velvet Mite in the family Trombidiidae.

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Subject: What is the bug
Location: Singapore
February 21, 2016 2:59 am
Hi,
Found these bugs developed in my fish food when it is left opened for few weeks. Please help to identify it.
Regards
Signature: TS

Mite

Mite

Dear TS,
This is a Mite in the Superorder Acariformes, but we haven’t the ability to provide anything more specific.

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Subject: Weird tiny bugs I occasionally see on my phone
Location: Dallas, tx
February 16, 2016 7:04 pm
No idea what these are. Have seen them here and there throughout the house but never in groups. They’re always the same tiny size and hard. When crushed no blood seems to show.
We live in a house in dallas. Nice neighborhood. No cleanliness issues.
Please tell me what this bug is.
Signature: Ryan

Mite

Mite

Dear Ryan,
This is some species of Mite.  For many years we have been receiving reports of Mites associated with computers and other electronics.

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