Spider Mites


Courtesy of Paramecium Spider Mite Infestation
Courtesy of Gilles San Martin, Red Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae

Often seen on the underside of leaves where they will sap the life out of any plant.

Spider mites include about 1,200 species. They generally live on the undersides of leaves. They sometimes spin silk webs like that seen at your left. They will puncture the leaves to feed.

Spider mites are tiny, about 0.04 inch and will vary in color.

Effective Control Bugs: Ladybug, Pirate Bug, Praying Mantis

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