Saturday, July 27, 2013

Red Mites

These tiny red acarine mites, just a couple of millimetres in diameter, seem to thrive in this hot weather, racing over sunlit surfaces and only pausing to pick up food morsels. 

The even hunt on the lids of the black compost bins in the garden, which are almost too hot to touch on the sunniest days. 


  1. Something I haven't noticed these past few years. They used to prolific at one time.

  2. I can remember seeing a lot of them running around when I was a kid but haven't really noticed them recently, until this spell of scorching weather...

  3. Heat seems to bring out many creatures from their hibernation here too.