Mites

Mites

Several mites species feed on various warm and cool-season turfgrass. They are small and require a hand lens for identification. Mites feed on grass by sucking fluids out of the plant causing the grass to thin. The bermudagrass mite is active during warm to hot growing conditions. The winter grain mite feeds on cool-season grasses from late fall through late spring with damage appearing similar to winter desiccation. Turf damaged by clover mites seen in the spring has a silvery, dried-out appearance often apparent near buildings.

Winter Grain Mites
Damage From Bermudagrass Mites
Clover Mites and Eggs
Banks Grass Mites

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