Giant Red Velvet Mite at Falcon State Park - Dinothrombium
Falcon State Park, Starr County, Texas, USA May 16, 2008 Size: about 1/2 inch
After a heavy rain, at least 30 of these 1/4 to 1/2 inch bugs emerged from holes in the ground to scurry about one of the hiking trails in Falcon State Park. Some had white spots on the back and side, while others were solid red. One that I think might be a baby, ran head-long back into the hole when I got the camera too near it.
Contributed by Fran Bartle on 16 May, 2008 - 2:39pm Last updated 16 May, 2008 - 7:14pm
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