Pine (Pinus)-Eriophyid mites

Trisetacus spp.

Pest description and crop damage Microscopic, torpedo-shape mites that feed in needle sheaths, yellowing and distorting new needles.

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Management-chemical control

  • carbaryl/oil has been used with success when applied three times about a week apart from mid-May into early June, or when new candles have elongated but before needles have fully elongated.


For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 122).