I've noticed these guys in the garden for years but never bothered to find out what they are. They are bright red, move with great speed, have a single body, and 8 legs.
Seems it's actually a whirligig mite which is supposed to be a predatory insect that eats mites and aphids, and possibly scale insects.
What role do they have in pest management in a home garden? Should I move them to aphid or pysllid infested plants?
I found them roaming amongst the carrots and what's left of the potatoe leaves.