Western predatory mite
Identification tip: These mites are about
the size of twospotted spider mites, but lack spots; they
are shinier, more pear shaped, and more active than pest
mites. They range in color from cream to amber red.
Identification tip: These predatory thrips
are tiny, less than 1/8 inch, slender insects with
long fringes on the margins of their wings. Adults
are pale yellow and are distinguished from other species
by three dark spots on each wing cover.
Sixspotted thrips (nymphs)
Identification tip: Sixspotted thrips are translucent
white to yellow and difficult to discern from other thrips
destroyer (Stethorus) (larva)
Identification tip: Larvae are dull brown or black and
have a velvety appearance.
Identification tip: The adult has a shiny black, very fine
punctured surface with pale, minute hairs.
tip: Adults light brown and soft-bodied with four membranous
wings. Larvae shaped
like tiny, creamy-brown alligators with dark reddish-brown
stripes and spots.