Tag Archive: Mites

Legume Mites: An Unusual Pest Found Again

Legume mite damage in a Washington County crimson clover field. Photo credit: Mark Mauldin Just as clover overcomes the cold temperatures and short days of winter a new problem has arrived – legume mites (Petrobia apicalis). These pests which feed on the underside of clover leaves, can cause quite dramatic symptoms in a stand of …

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Spider Mites in West Florida Peanuts

At this time of year, most producers are thinking about finishing their peanut crops and harvesting, but because of the late start to the season, there are still some management decisions left to be made. Northwest Florida has not had steady rains the past 6 weeks, leading to perfect conditions for spider mites: hot and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/spider-mites-in-west-florida-peanuts/

Detecting and Controlling Varroa Mites in Honey Bees

A female varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman) feeds on a worker bee. The mite is the oval, orange spot on the bee’s abdomen. Photograph by: James Castner, University of Florida. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor is the world’s most devastating pest of Western honey bees, Apis mellifera.  Although the varroa complex includes multiple …

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As Summer Approaches, Spider Mites Attack Ornamental Shrubs

  Spider mites and thier "webbing" on a Blush Noisette Rose. Photo Credits: Matthew J. Orwat Spring is rapidly turning into an early summer. As heat increases so will the incidence of spider mites on ornamental shrubs. The first indicating factor of damage is a yellow mottling on the leaves of the plant, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/10/as-summer-approaches-spider-mites-attack-ornamental-shrubs/