Spider mites

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Other Photos: 
feaured_photo_co: 
O.P. Sharma, NCIPM, New Delhi. India, Bugwood.org
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Red coffee mite (Oligonychus coffeae)

Minor Pest Description: 

The red coffee mite may be a pest of unshaded coffee in localised attacks during the dry season. They attack the upper surface of mature leaves. As a result the upper surface of fully hardened leaves turn a rusty, purple or yellow brown colour. Under drought stress young leaves may also be attacked.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Provide good growing conditions for the plants. In particular avoid drought stress.
  • Conserve natural enemies. Predatory mites usually provide control of spider mites, provided no broad-spectrum pesticides are used.
Minor Pest Position: 
15
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
140
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Coffee