All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Red Velvet mite</strong>
<em>Trombidium</em> sp.
These pretty little harmless red mites are a treat to see in the woods. They live in the soil and eat soil bacteria and fungi. Mites are <em>arachnids</em>, like spiders, ticks, and scorpions.
Red Velvet mite Trombidium sp. These pretty little harmless red mites are a treat to see in the woods. They live in the soil and eat soil bacteria and fungi. Mites are arachnids, like spiders, ticks, and scorpions.

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