Pest Identification Guide: Two-spotted Spider Mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch1

Nicole Casuso and Hugh Smith 2

Learn to identify the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, with this guide:


1. This document is ENY-880, one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2014. Reviewed August 2017. Visit the EDIS website at
2. Nicole Casuso, doctoral student, Environmental Horticulture Department; and Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Publication #ENY-880

Date: 2017-10-31

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