spruce spider mite

noun
variants: or spruce mite

Definition of spruce spider mite

: a dark green spiny mite (Oligonychus ununguis) that attacks spruce and other coniferous or deciduous trees in several parts of the U.S.

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“Spruce spider mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spruce%20spider%20mite. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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