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  1. Trombidiidae, family Trombidiidaenoun



  1. trombidiidae

    Trombidiidae, also known as red velvet mites or rain bugs, is a family of mites belonging to the Trombidiformes order. These tiny arachnids are characterized by their bright red or orange color, velvety texture, and extremely small size. They play an essential role in the ecosystem, decomposing plant material and preying on other mites and insects. The larvae of some species are ectoparasites on insects and spiders.


  1. Trombidiidae

    Velvet mites are arachnids found in soil litter known for their bright red colours but are often mistaken for spiders. They are active predators as grown adults but early instars are often parasites on insects. The pattern of stages is shared with that of other members of the Prostigmata: egg, pre-larva, larva, protonymph, deutonymph, tritonymph and adult. They usually have only one breeding cycle per year. One well known species from the Palearctic is Trombidium holosericeum. The systematics of this group has been in flux and many former subfamilies of this are now raised to families within the Trombidioidea. The oil from the red velvet mite Trombidium grandissimum is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat paralysis. Also, due to their alleged ability to increase sexual desire, Trombidium mites are known locally as "Indian Viagra"

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trombidiidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trombidiidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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