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Can anyone tell me the classification of this bug? I found it in Rajasthan after it rained.

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    $\begingroup$ What’s the scale on the picture? It looks like some kind of mite, but those are generally < 1mm in size $\endgroup$
    – Dubukay
    Commented Jul 1, 2018 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ red velvet mite of some kind. they get pretty big $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ Also, please update your question with approximate size of the organism and the habitat you found it in (for future reference). thanks. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 21:58

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Hi it definitely looks like a red velvet mite. They often are called "rain bugs". They are of a variety of species and sizes and can be quite large - up to 1 or 2 Cm. These links might help.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/red-velvet-mite-facts-life-cycle-diet.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtHYSIRCZ1c

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This is a Trombidium mite (class Arachnida).

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    Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 16:25

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