Banana spider mite

Banana spider mite

Photo by Jeff Daniels

  • attacks tropical fruit crops overseas
  • closely related to two-spotted spider mite
  • nymphs and adults spin webs
  • yellow spots on leaves
  • all parts of plant affected
  • fruit ripening delayed, yield reduced

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Tetranychus piercei
EPPRD Category: 4
Life Form: Mites (ACARI)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol