Other mites

Four other horticulturally important mites require a mention. The fruit tree red spider mite (Panonychus ulmi) causes serious leaf mottling of ornamental Malus and apple. Conifer spinning mite (Oligonychus ununguis) causes spruce leaves to yellow, and the mite spins a web of silk threads. Bulb-scale mite (Steneotarsonemus laticeps) causes internal discoloration of forced narcissus bulbs. Bryobia mite (e.g. Bryobia rubrioculus) attacks fruit trees, and may cause damage to greenhouse crops, e.g. cucumbers, if blown in from neighbouring trees.

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