Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oligonychus ununguis

Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi, 1905)

spruce spider mite

on conifers

Oligonychus ununguis on Picea pungens

Picea pungens, Hungary, Budapest, Bikás park, 4.vi.2020 © László Érsek

Oligonychus ununguis on Picea pungens

infected shoot

Oligonychus ununguis on Picea pungens

much spinning around the base of the needles

Oligonychus ununguis on Picea pungens

the needles are mottled; here and there an egg is visible

Oligonychus ununguis: eggs

characteristically, each egg bear on top a “haie” (recognisable at the far right egg)

Oligonychus ununguis: mite

mite

Oligonychus ununguis: mite

the body bears one, continuous, dark spot.

parasite

mites free on the leaves, much webbing. Hibernation as egg.

host plants

Cupressaceae, Pinaceae, etc, polyphagous

Picea pungens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Lehman (2002a), Vierbergen (1990a).

Last modified 15.ix.2020