Spider mite - Definition

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Definition


A spider mite is an acarid with eight legs that feeds on plants. There are numerous species of spider mites, and these vary in color. They originate from parasitic larvae, or trombiculidae, which feed on cutaneous tissues and provoke intense itching. The majority of spider mites, however, prefer to feed on plants and can ravage vegetation in a short time, due to a large and rapid birthrate. Insecticides serve to control spider mite populations.

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