Mites in citrus

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Life cycle

mite lifecycle
Generalised mite lifecycle

A typical mite life cycle is shown above. Eggs are laid by the female and the newly hatched mite resembles a tiny adult. From the six-legged larval stage they undergo two eight-legged nymphal stages before becoming adults. Mites shed their skins as they grow, with the shed skin often found on the leaves and fruit.


Sonya Broughton