Pest - SPIDER MITE
Tetranychus urticae (Two Spotted Spider Mite)
Spider mites are pests in many crops. Their immense reproductive capacity enables them to cause enormous damage in a short period of time. In many crops, the two-spotted spider mite is the most detrimental pest. Other spider mite species can cause damage as well.
The spider mite goes through five stages of development: egg, larva, first nymphal stage (protonymph), second nymphal stage (deutonymph), and adult. All stages can be observed on the plant leaves. One of the characteristics of this pest is the fine webbing that is produced.
When large numbers of spider mites are present, plants may be completely covered with webbing. Larvae, nymphs, and adults cause plant damage. This pest feeds on the underside of the leaves, causing yellow spots to appear. Damage may quickly become serious, leading to decreases in both growth and production. Subsequently, plants may easily die from a heavy infestation.
Biological control of spider mites is possible with the Koppert products listed below.
For more information, ask our expert
Products in blue are Garden/Greenhouse Accessories.
MELON AND SQUASH
POTTED FLOWERS AND BEDDING PLANTS
TREES AND SHRUBS
DIBOX HANGING DISTRIBUTION BOX
KNOWING AND RECOGNIZING
MAGNIFYING LENS (LOUPE)
© Koppert Biological Systems, Inc. 2003