Spidermites- Austin, TX
Members of the Acari family Tetranychidae, Spider Mites generally live on the undersides of plants and leaves, where they spin their silk webs which can cause damage to the plant by puncturing the plant seeds. Spider Mites feed on several species of plants. Hot, dry conditions are often associated with population build-up of spider mites in the Austin area. There are a variety of types. Their colors range from red to brown, and yellow and green. . The most common being the two-spotted spider mite and red spider mite.
Spider mite larvae become mature adults in just 1-2 weeks, and begin to build colonies on the underside of leaves. Their populations can multiply rapidly in warmer climates in the Austin area, becoming most prevalent in the summer when conditions are hot and dry. Spider mites can be found on any type of plant, including trees, shrubs, and annuals. Others include: