Willamette mite

Wil·​lam·​ette mite | \ wə̇ˈlamə̇t \

Definition of Willamette mite

: a plant-feeding mite (Tetranychus willamettei) that is a serious pest on raspberries in parts of the U.S. and Canada

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History and Etymology for Willamette mite

from Willamette river valley, northwest Oregon

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“Willamette mite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Willamette%20mite. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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