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

Nerium oleander; Phaseolus vulgaris.

Only a few of the many hundreds of plant species that have been recorded as hosts of this mite!

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

notes

Especially in greenhouses a serious pest species.

references

Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a).

mod 21.x.2019