|Red velvet mites|
Red velvet mites or rain bugs are arachnids found in soil litter known for their bright red colours but are often mistaken for spiders. They are also called as 'Arudra' in Telugu. They are active predators as grown adults but as early instars are often parasites on insects and some arachnids.
The pattern of stages is shared with that of other members of the Prostigmata: egg, pre-larva, larva, protonymph, deutonymph, tritonymph and adult (male or female). They usually have only one breeding cycle per year.
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