Red Spider Mite

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Red Spider Mite
Image:Spider-mite.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Acari
Family:Tetranychidae
Genus:Tetranychus
Species:T. urticae
Binomial name
Tetranychus urticae
C.L. Koch, 1836

The Red Spider Mite is a predatory mite found in dry environments, generally considered a pest. It has about 60 different common names, including Two-spotted Mite.

The red spider mite belongs to the arachnid family and is closely related to spiders. The most notable spider mite is the red spider mite, which can be seen in greenhouses and temperate zones spinning a fine web under leaves. The red spider mite poses a threat to host plants, especially tomato plants by laying eggs on it and sucking sap from their leaves cell by cell, which could spread viruses.

Spider mites are less than 1 millimeter in size and vary in colors, but the easiest to spot is as mentioned before the red spider mite.

During the summer the red spider mite has a greenish brown appearance with two darker spots, but as winter approaches it will gain a strong red color.

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