pest photo

Courtesy of Pedro Torrent Chocarro
Citrus brown mite
Eutetranychus orientalis

Citrus brown mite (Eutetranychus orientalis) is a mite of mainly citrus but also a wide range of other crops. It is a native of Asia and Africa and was first detected in Hawaii in 1991.

The Oriental Red Mite is a spider mite which causes damage to citrus plants by piercing plant cells and sucking out their contents. In heavy infestations mites may even kill the host plant.

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