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Trombidiidae sp. (family)

2 Red velvet mite at Gungaderra Grasslands

Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
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Identification history

Trombidiidae sp. (family) 14 Sep 2018 michaelb
Trombidiidae sp. (family) 13 Sep 2018 DerekC

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Author's notes

I think the interest of this report was the communal activity. A large number of mite would form a ball of bodies before again breaking up moving of in different directions and then forming another ball of bodies nearby. I have previously seen individuals but never this group activity. Derek

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Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 10 Oct 2014 by galah681
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 10 Oct 2014 by galah681
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 10 Oct 2014 by galah681
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 10 Oct 2014 by galah681
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 10 Oct 2014 by galah681
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Pisolithus microcarpus (A puffball) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Pisolithus sp. at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Nov 2004 by michaelb

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 12 Sep 2018 01:22 PM Recorded on
  • DerekC Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size
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