February 14, 2021
The two-spotted variety of spider mites is harmful to the plants, especially those who bear flowers, damaging the beautiful flowers. Eliminating these mites from the plants is not easy, but you can only do it if you know that these species have infected the respective plant. Since these mites cannot be seen by the naked eye when alone, you can observe the colony.
So you might think, what is the way to detect the plant’s infection by this species? Knowledge of the species is essential to provide the proper treatment to the plants. So if you wish to learn the detection of these harmful tiny pests, you must know the symptoms of the infection.
- You cannot see these mites with the naked eye, but a magnifying glass always works, so detecting them is possible if you magnify that part of the plant at which the infection is expected. You can spot these on the underside of the leafy part of the plant.
If you observe a species with a pale color body with two spots on it in the dark, it is the Two spotted spider mites in the flowering plant. The leafy part of the flowering plant will start becoming yellow, and this is a disease known as chlorosis. The leaves are the most affected by this disease. The leaf becomes yellow when there is a deficiency of the pigment chlorophyll responsible for the green color.
- The leaves may develop some spots of a different color as yellow or white, and these will indicate the infection. The severe results may be that the leaf can fall and die.
- Another way to identify these Two spotted spider mites in flowering plants is to form webs that may appear white and cottony. You will find these webs on the underside of a leaf, so while investigating the plant for spider mite infection, do check the underside as the most affected in this part.
- You can also tap the infection suspected part by tapping on that part and put a paper underneath it. By tapping, the mites will fall onto the paper’s surface and remember that sheet should be white on white-colored paper. You can easily see the mites.
The two-spotted spider mites species affect the plants greatly; therefore, the careful examination to detect these mites is crucial. If you find the infected plant, separate it from the rest to prevent the other from getting infected. Detection is the step before treatment; hence careful examination will help in proper treatment.