Texas Citrus Mite and Yuma Spider Mite
COLLABORATORS: Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Entomology Specialist, UCR.
Research on Texas citrus mite biology documented that this pest prefers to feed on the new flush, followed by the fruit. Approximately 90% of the mite population is located in the outer canopy, which helps explain why treatments are so effective. We also documented that significant increases in mite density on the leaves occurs in the early part of November, increases through November, and then decreases in December as temperatures cool.
Yuma Spider Mites
Texas Citrus Mite and Yuma Spider Mite Documents