Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Greenhouse and Nursery - Spider Mites and Predatory Mites for Their Control

The following are pictures of spider mites and predatory mites that are used for their control.

Two spotted spider mite. Photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

Predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis, a biological control for spider mite. Photo from "Biological Control of the Twospotted Spider Mite in Greenhouses" University of Florida, Central Florida Research and Education Center.

Neoseilus californicus, another predatory mite of spider mites. Photo from y Mark S. Hoddle, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.

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