Exotic Pest Reporting
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Bamboo spider mite
Bamboo spider mite (Schizotetranychus celarius) is a mite.
The bamboo spider mites in the genus Schizotetranychus have been implicated as the most damaging mites in bamboo production. It is also an occasional pest of rice and sugarcane. Schizotetranychus celarius lives on the underside of the leavesunder sheets of webbing, feeding and sucking the chlorophyll in the foliage.