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Authored by Theresa A. Dellinger, Diagnostician, and Eric Day, Lab Manager, Insect Identification Lab; and Alejandro Del-Pozo, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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Spider mites (Family Tetranychidae, Order Acari) are not insects; they are more closely related to spiders, harvestmen (daddy longlegs), and ticks. Individual spider mites are almost microscopic, yet they can cause serious damage when their populations build into large numbers. Dozens of species attack shade trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.

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Publication Date

April 22, 2022