Definition of spider mite in English:

spider mite


  • An active plant-feeding mite which resembles a minute spider and is frequently a serious garden and greenhouse pest.

    Family Tetranychidae: many species, in particular the red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)

    • ‘Finally, check plants constantly for pests like spider mites, scale, mealybugs and whiteflies.’
    • ‘Keep a watchful eye out for insect pests such a aphids, mealybugs and spider mites.’
    • ‘Without a doubt, spider mites are the leading garden pest for causing yellowed leaves during cool wet springs and temperate falls.’
    • ‘Other common pests include spider mites and mealy bugs.’
    • ‘Aphids, scale, or spider mites may infest a tree, especially if it's weak from poor growing conditions.’