Red beetle?

Asked April 25, 2018, 12:12 PM EDT

Hi there, my mother was hoping someone could identify the bug circled in the picture. It was found in her garden on 4/23/18. It measures approximately 1/8" long. Location is Delta County MI.

Thank you,
April

Delta County Michigan bugs

1 Response

Hello,

That looks like a red velvet mite (Trombidiidae).

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombidiidae

Regards,
Howard