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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 Jul 1 '18 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ red velvet mite of some kind. they get pretty big $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Oct 7 '18 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. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Oct 7 '18 at 21:58

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.





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