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Spider Mites

October 6th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Spider mites on a Milkweed leaf after a frosty night. “Spider mites are members of the Acari (mite) family Tetranychidae, which includes about 1600 species. They generally live on the under sides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silk webs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed. Spider mites are known to feed on several hundred species of plant.” Quoted from Spider Mite on Wikipedia.org.

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  1. Allison
    October 25th, 2009 at 20:13 | #1

    These are not spider mites, these are aphids. If you look at your wiki article the picture looks completely different. Aphids have 6 legs and are insects while mites have 8 legs and are arachnids.

  2. October 26th, 2009 at 22:13 | #2

    Thanks for the correction.

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