Red mite

Red mite

Observation - Red mite - Southern Africa. Description: Observed on the bare ground among grass tussocks on a well-vegetated slope, burned every 2-3 years, not grazed by cattle. NB: We did not take it off something to get a better picture. It was on the soil surface when we saw it. There were a few (3) around.

Observed on the bare ground among grass tussocks on a well-vegetated slope, burned every 2-3 years, not grazed by cattle. NB: We did not take it off something to get a better picture. It was on the soil surface when we saw it. There were a few (3) around. They were < 5mm long (as far as I can remember... and this was 8 years ago).