Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi, 1905)
spruce spider mite
Picea pungens, Hungary, Budapest, Bikás park, 4.vi.2020 © László Érsek
much spinning around the base of the needles
the needles are mottled; here and there an egg is visible
characteristically, each egg bear on top a “haie” (recognisable at the far right egg)
the body bears one, continuous, dark spot.
mites free on the leaves, much webbing. Hibernation as egg.
Cupressaceae, Pinaceae, etc, polyphagous
distribution within Europe
Lehman (2002a), Vierbergen (1990a).