A Mighty Mite

Brightly colored and energetic, mites such as this often catch my eye as they motor through the underbrush. One of the velvet mites, Trombidium sp., she was about 3 or 4 mm long and refused to be still for a proper picture.
(Note to self: Break out the hand lotion and apply liberally!)


Anonymous said...

Ummm...looks like a puffy, red woodtick. I'm trying to see the bug beauty, but it's just not working for me tonight!


swamp4me said...

Aw, come on now...this little critter is much cuter than a stinky ol' tick. Such a bright cheery color :)