Takácsatkák

Black spider mite

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Sarlós Kata
Takácsatkák

 

The red spider mite is extremely polyphagous; it can feed on hundreds of plants, including most vegetables and food crops including peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, strawberries; and ornamentals such as roses. It makes a sleazy tissue among the leaves and lays its eggs on the leaves, and it poses a threat to host plants by sucking cell contents from the leaves cell by cell, leaving very tiny, pale spots or scars where the green epidermal cells have been destroyed.