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Species Tetranychus urticae - Twospotted Spider Mite

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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
Genus Tetranychus
Species urticae (Twospotted Spider Mite)
Other Common Names
Red Spider Mite
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Koch, 1836.
Size
About 0.5 mm
Life Cycle
Five stages - egg, larva, first nymphal stage (protonymph), second nymphal stage (deutonymph) and adult mite.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe. A pest of house plants and cultivated plants.