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By Carohit

Bahrain Bh

Does it look like that my plant is effected by spider mites? or could it be something else, the leaves of my marigold have tiny white marks all over..picture for attached




It looks more like sweet potato whitefly damage, to me, Carohit.

7 Nov, 2012


As marigolds are grown because of their strong smell and as a deterrent to many insect pests, I'd be very surprised if it attracted red spider. The definitive test is to look at the underside of the leaves with a magnifying glass and if the mites are there you will see them in their webs, often more yellow or even clear, rather than 'red'.

7 Nov, 2012


Looks more like thrips to me

7 Nov, 2012


thanks everyone for your feedback

8 Nov, 2012


Thanks, Andy. I should have thought of thrips--that fits the damage a little better, too.

8 Nov, 2012

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