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Tetranychus urticae Koch, 1836 (Twospotted Spider Mite, Red Spider Mite)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Tetranychus urticae (Twospotted Spider Mite, Red Spider Mite)

Suggested Literature

Tetranychus urticae may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
ARACHNIDA
(mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.)
Acari
(mites)
ACARIFORMES
(acariform mites)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Tetranychus urticae is associated with:

Magnoliopsida - flowering plants mainly hypophyllous, colonial feeds from web on live leaf Captivity Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [mainly indoors and in glasshouses. Causes fine light speckling or localised yellow spots on upper surface of leaf]

Associated with Tetranychus urticae:

is predated by Phytoseiulus persimilis - Red Spider Mite Predator Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [is marketed as a biological control for Red Spider Mite, but requires the temperature to regularly exceed 21°C (71°F)]
is predated by larva Feltiella acarisuga - a gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [being developed as a biological control for Red Spider Mite]
is predated by Anthocoris nemorum - Common Flower Bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Orius (Orius) niger - a flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by adult Campyloneura virgula - a plantbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Orthotylus (Orthotylus) marginalis - Dark Green Apple Capsid (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Orthotylus (Orthotylus) ochrotrichus - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by adult Campylomma verbasci - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by nymph Campylomma verbasci - a plantbug or grassbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Scolothrips longicornis - a thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
adult adult is predated by adult Orius (Heterorius) majusculus - a flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
egg egg is predated by adult Orius (Heterorius) majusculus - a flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
larva larva is predated by adult Orius (Heterorius) majusculus - a flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959

Tetranychus urticae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
Acari
(mites)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 Thysanoptera
Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
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