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Can anyone name this parasite?!
My ornamental blossom tree has been looking very sad for a couple of weeks. Today I put a leaf under the microscope and found these! Does anyone know what they are and is there anything I can do?

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It looks like the two-spotted spider mite, to me. Usually, washing the plant off every day with a strong spray of water, for several days, does the trick. That makes life harder for the pest mite, and encourages the predatory mites that feed on them.

3 Aug, 2018


Thank you! I think you’re absolutely right so will try your suggestion 😊

3 Aug, 2018


definitely spider mites.

4 Aug, 2018

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