two-spotted spider mite

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two-spot·​ted spider mite | \ ˈtü-ˈspä-təd- How to pronounce two-spotted spider mite (audio) \

Definition of two-spotted spider mite

: a widely distributed spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) that feeds on soft plant parts and is a pest in greenhouses and gardens

called also two-spotted mite

First Known Use of two-spotted spider mite

1947, in the meaning defined above

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

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