Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetranychus urticae

Tetranychus urticae Koch, 1836

two spotted spider mite

broadly polyphagous

Tetranychus urticae on Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander, Hungary, Győr, 12.vii.201 © László Érsek

Tetranychus urticae on Nerium oleander

unfolding bud

Tetranychus urticae on Nerium oleander

the leaves are covered with a thin webbing, in which exuvia are trapped

Tetranychus urticae: mite

mite

Tetranychus urticae on Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 1.v.2011 © László Érsek; also the woody parts of the plant may be covered by webbing.

parasite

The mites live freely on the leaves, under a thin web.

host plants

broadly polyphagous, including

Betula humilis; Buddleja davidii; Cotinus coggygria; Daphne mezereum; Laburnum watereri; Magnolia; Nerium oleander; Phaseolus vulgaris; Platanus acerifolia; Sambucus nigra; Skimmia japonica; Spiraea japonica; Ulmus minor.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

notes

Especially in greenhouses a serious pest species.

references

Ben-David, Ueckermann & Gerson (2013a) , Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Garon-Labrecque (2017a), Schliesske (2002a), Soika & Łabanowski (2003a), Vierbergen (1990a).

Last modified 19.xi.2020