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Family Tetranychidae - Spider Mites

Mite? - Bryobia Acari  - Bryobia Spider Mite? Mite Larva Bryobia? Two-spotted spider mite on soybean - Tetranychus urticae Bryobia? Mite - Bryobia
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)
Identification
Mites in this family vary from yellowish, orangish, reddish to red -- usually are less than 1mm long(1)
Remarks
Infested surfaces are covered with a fine netting of silk and spotted with tiny spherical eggs or broken egg shells. Heavy infestations may discolor, disfigure or kill at plant. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.