Harvest mite

Trombicula autumnalis

The harvest mite, ''Trombicula autumnalis'', is a species of mite of the family Trombiculidae. Their larvae live parasitically; they infect all domestic mammals, humans, and some ground-nesting birds.
Little red crawler It's got eight legs, so it's gotta be some kind of arachnid... I found it under a stone in the garden, the body is about 3 to 4 mm in diameter. Europe,Geotagged,Germany,Macro,Trombicula autumnalis,arachnid

Appearance

The larvae are normally orange or red in color with only six legs, but develop eight legs by nymph stage. The larvae are only up to 0.2 millimetres in size. The adult mites are about 1 mm long.
Trombicula autumnalis Mite This is an adult mite Harvest mite,Trombicula autumnalis

Behavior

The eggs are laid in damp soil. After hatching, the larvae climbs blades of grass and wait for a potential host.

With their "blade-like chelicerae", they attach themselves to the host and feed on its tissues. After sucking, which lasts several days, they fall off and develop over three stages of nymph to adult mites.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderTrombidiformes
FamilyTrombiculidae
GenusTrombicula
Species
Photographed in
Germany
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