How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Pest identification and confirmation—Cylclamen mites

Cyclamen mites are very small so you need at least a 20X lens to see them. Don't confuse cyclamen mites with spider mites, which are rounder and larger, usually have two spots, and often produce webbing. Predatory mites are clear and move rapidly. The severe distortion caused by cyclamen mites is very different from spider mite damage. The presence of the tiny mites distinguishes this damage from that caused by virus and other foliar diseases.

Inspect with a hand lens for mites
Inspect with a hand lens for mites
Webbing of leaves
Webbing of leaves
Spider mite
Spider mite

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