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Do I have spider mites?

Posted by weirdflowers 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 28, 11 at 17:54

Over the past few days, I've noticed several little, reddish mites running wildly around on a calla lily, and I saw some very small, pale marks--kind of wavy parallel lines as if little ditches had been chiseled in the leaf. I also saw several more of these mites running around in pots containing still-dormant plants. These mites are fast movers. It's pretty hard to keep track of them. Is this the beginning of a spider mite infestation? I've never dealt with spider mites before, so I don't know...

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RE: Do I have spider mites?

Spider or perhaps other mites and leaf miners, from info provided and no pix. Impossible to guess if beginning of infestation from info provided.


RE: Do I have spider mites?

Difficult to say. the link may provide you with more information.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spider Mites

RE: Do I have spider mites?

Spider mites are extremely tiny, barely visible with the naked eye, and they can't make tunnels.

RE: Do I have spider mites?

Sounds more like one of the clover mites or other of the same ilk.

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