Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Is this spider mite or some other pest

Posted by sandiego4s 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 0:45

Found these on the leaves of avocado, pomegranate, blueberry and several other plants. Are those spider mites or some other pest?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Is this spider mite or some other pest

Looks like mildew. Spider mites eat the chloraphyl turning leaves to a bronze color. Easily seen under a pocket microscope like the one sold by Radioshack for around $15.


 o
RE: Is this spider mite or some other pest

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 23:29

The white threads tip off this as a whitefly infestation. Sometimes mold occurs from the honeydew left behind by the whiteflies. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Whiteflies


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here