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Tucson Plants
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AnimalsVenomous AnimalsArthropodsFishAmphibiansReptilesBirdsMammals

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Velvet Mite (Order Acari)
red predaceous miteDESCRIPTION: 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).

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