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Subfamily Tetranychinae

Mite on painted lady egg - Tetranychus Tetranychus sp ?? cinnabarinus Eastern hemlock miner? - Oligonychus ununguis Please help identify my infestation! Acari mite 37 Two-spotted spider mite on soybean - Tetranychus urticae Two-spotted spider mite on corn - Tetranychus urticae
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Trombidiformes
Suborder Prostigmata (prostigs)
Infraorder Eleutherengona
No Taxon (Raphignathina)
Superfamily Tetranychoidea
Family Tetranychidae (Spider Mites)
Subfamily Tetranychinae
Remarks
These mites have spinnerets on the palps, not homologous to spider spinnerets, and spin webs. "Production of webbing serves a variety of functions, including protecting the eggs, locating members of the opposite sex, dispersal, and protecting populations against adverse environmental factors and natural enemies."(1)
Works Cited
1.A manual of acarology, 3rd Ed.
G.W. Krantz and D.E. Walter. 2009. Texas Tech University Press.