Maple spider mite

Be on the look out for maple spider mite.

Potential host plants based on INRA website:
Platanus occidentalis; Acer rubrum; Acer saccharinum [Reeves (1963)]; Acer saccharum; Acer sp.; Acer x freemanii]; Aesculus sp.


Frank, S. and Dale, A. 2015. Maple Spider Mite, Oligonychus aceris (Shimer), Acariformes: Tetranychidae. NC State University Extension. July 3, 2015. <10 August 2018>

Frank, S. Maple spider mite. ECOIPM Blog. NC State. <10 August 2018>

Prado, J. B. 2013.Management of Potato Leafhopper and Maple Spider Mite on Nursery Grown Maples (2013). Open Access Dissertations. 73. <10 August 2018>

Prado, J., Quesada, C., Gosney, M., Mickelbart, M., and Sadof, C. 2015. Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Potato Leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and Maple Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on Nursery-Grown Maples. Journal of Economic Entomology 108(3):1221-1227. 2015. <10 August 2018>

Maple spider mite on 'Autumn Blaze' maple

Maple spider mite egg, larva, and nymph

Mate guarding by male maple spider mite

Mate guarding by male maple spider mite