Spider Mite

Tetranychus sp.

spider mite

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Spider mites are barely visible with the naked eye, but their characteristic damage is easily recognized. Leaves subjected to mite feeding are described as “bronze” or “silver” because of the damage to the green tissue and a characteristic web is often present on leaves and young shoots. Populations of mites increase rapidly during hot weather.

Consult the Vegetable IPM Web Site for recommended controls of this pest.

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