Velvet Mite

Subject: red insect
Location: Pretty Boy reservoir Maryland
March 26, 2016 4:08 am
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.
I commented quoting your reply.
Thank you for the awesome work.

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