Spider Mitesby mrgadmin on April 22, 2023

Spider mites damage host plants by sucking plant fluid from needles as they feed. Both larvae and nymphs feed on foliage. Infested trees at first have a speckled, yellowish appearance, and lack rich green color. After prolonged feeding, needles turn rusty colored and may drop prematurely. Mites usually attack older needles located in the lower and inner parts of the plants.