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Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Garden Pests > Insect relatives: Spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs, etc. - Under 1 inch long > Two-spotted spider mite

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Two-spotted spider mite

Tetranychus urticae

Two-spotted spider mite 1

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

Two-spotted spider mite 2

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

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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