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Thread: ID that mite species >_<

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    ID that mite species >_<

    its been plagueing my neps for awhile now...ive gotten it under control and only down to like 1 or 2 plants...it came from a nursery and the northeastern US and ill never order from them again because of this...
    FINALLY figured out a way to get a good shot of it
    its really...really small

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    Looks like a spider mite... http://www.idahohotsprings.com/image...pider_mite.jpg

    But i'm no bug expert
    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
    <Brokken> Heli: The hamburglar.

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    body shape on this one is different than photographed mantis, ive been looking at different species of spider mite for months now and it looks nothing like what ive photod

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    Oh i see, sorry i must be going blind

    Like i said i'm no bug expert.
    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
    <Brokken> Heli: The hamburglar.

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    not leaving out the possibility of spider mites though trust me on that hahahaha.
    i also do not see the webbing that is commonly associated with spider mites

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    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CH021

    Perhaps citrus mites that got confused? Apparently they produce very little to no webbing. Could be European mites too, but not sure if they make webbing.

    I found mealybugs on one of my nep cuttings today....

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    Hmmm wurm, of all of the mites ive looked at under the microscope from these plants, none of them had those dramatic long front legs.....possibly though

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    http://www.oisat.org/images/spiderM.jpg

    The closest resemblance I can find is red spider mites. However I read that there are 40000 species of mites, so you might not get a totally conclusive answer.

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