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Red spider mite: Tetranychus spp

Symptoms of damage:

  • Affected leaves become reddish brown and bronzy
  • Severe infestation larvae silken webbing on the leaves, wither and dry
  • Flower and fruit formation affected
Identification of pest:
  • Eggs: Hyaline, globular laid in mass
  • Nymphs: Yellowish in colour
  • Adult: Red coloured small sized

Management:

  • Spray wettable sulphur 50 WP 2g/lit or dicofol 18.5 EC 2.5 ml/lit
Infestation on tomato Red spider mite

Source of images:

Image 1: http://www.montpellier.inra.fr/CBGP/spmweb

Image 2: http://www.dnw.boku.ac.at/fileadmin/_/H95/H953/Angewandte_Entomologie/WS11_12/Sch%C3%B6nhuber.pdf

Updated on October, 2022

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