The bright red coloration make it easy to spot a red velvet mite. They usually appear in large numbers after summer rains.
Category: Mite or Tick
Common name: Giant Red Velvet Mite
Scientific Name: Dinothrombium sp.
Adult Size (Length): 3mm to 17mm (0.12in to 0.67in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: red
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey
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