Tetranychus urticae Koch, 1836
two spotted spider mite
Nerium oleander, Hungary, Győr, 12.vii.201 © László Érsek
the leaves are covered with a thin webbing, in which exuvia are trapped
Nerium oleander, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 1.v.2011 © László Érsek; also the woody parts of the plant may be covered by webbing.
The mites live freely on the leaves, under a thin web.
Only a few of the many hundreds of plant species that have been recorded as hosts of this mite!
distribution within Europe
Especially in greenhouses a serious pest species.
Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Garon-Labrecque (2017a), Schliesske (2002a).