Small Skipper and Mites?

Small Skipper and Mites?

Observation - Small Skipper and Mites?. Description: I was looking at David Howdon's photos earlier and thinking I hadn't seen any mites on the local butterflies when I cropped this photo tonight and noticed the red/orange balls on it! Oh Dear! I hope they are not too harmful if they are mites.

I was looking at David Howdon's photos earlier and thinking I hadn't seen any mites on the local butterflies when I cropped this photo tonight and noticed the red/orange balls on it! Oh Dear! I hope they are not too harmful if they are mites.