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A Red Spider

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A tiny bright red spider (greatly magnified in the picture) skitters along a concrete driveway in Mount Lebanon.

UPDATE: Note the kind comment below identifying this creature as a red velvet mite.

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  1. The fact that the eight legs are divided into four sets of two instead of two sets of four got me suspicious — “that’s a mite thing, isn’t it?” — so I did a little digging. Looks like you’ve got yourself a red velvet mite (Trombidium sp.).

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