Insect and Bug ID forum: Help identify tiny red bug w/ 8 legs and antennae

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kronicred
Mar 7, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I found this bug in northwest Oregon on the side of a tree. It was tiny (a little smaller than a sesame seed) bright red, had eight legs and what appeared to be antennae.

Any help identifying it would be much appreciated.

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 7, 2017 1:42 PM CST
It reminds me of a spider mite, Family Tetranychidae - Spider Mites

OSU has a lot of info on spider mites in your area
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nu...
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Mar 7, 2017 2:27 PM CST
Welcome!

It looks like a predatory mite, see these pictures:

http://www.flickriver.com/phot...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 7, 2017 2:31 PM CST
That looks to be it, Sue. I don't think I have ever seen a predatory mite. Good call. Thumbs up

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