spider mite

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spider mite

noun

Definition of SPIDER MITE

:  any of various small web-spinning mites (family Tetranychidae) that include destructive pests of plants —called also red spider

First Known Use of SPIDER MITE

1870

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spider mite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant-feeding mite in the family Tetranychidae, common pests on houseplants and agriculturally important plants. Adult spider mites are tiny, about 0.02 in. (0.5 mm) long, and often red. They spin a loose silk webbing on infested plants. A heavy infestation can cause complete defoliation. Because of their increasing resistance to pesticides, they are difficult to control. One effective control is the use of another, predatory, mite species.

Variants of SPIDER MITE

spider mite or red spider

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