|Velvet Mite (Order Acari)|
DESCRIPTION: Grow to 1/3" long. Red to orange in color with velvety appearance. They have 8 legs like other arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks, etc.)
NATURAL HISTORY: They most often are seen during the monsoon summer and are predatory on other arthropods (e.g., ants and termites).