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Two-spotted spider mite 1
Photo Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Two-spotted spider mite 2
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Two-spotted spider mite
Tetranychus urticae
Size: 1/50 inch long

Where/When: Feeds on leaves of ornamentals, flowers, greenhouse plants, and fruit trees. Activity increases with hot, dry weather.

Significance: Leaves become discolored, may wilt and become stunted.
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