University of Minnesota Extension
www.extension.umn.edu
612-624-1222
 Menu  Menu

Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Garden Pests > Insect relatives: Spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs, etc. - Under 1 inch long > Velvet mites

Velvet mites

Trombidiidae

Velvet mite

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota


Size: 1/16 - 1/8 inch long

Where/When: Found on the soil surface. Active during spring.

Significance: Adults prey on small arthropods and their eggs and larvae are parasitic on insects. They are harmless to people and gardens.

Did this tool help you identify the insect? Tell us.
  • © 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy