En un dia lluvioso, buscando en donde protejerse
Pic 2 is a crop of pic 1
The biggest colony of gorse spider mites that I've come across. Blanketing most of the gorse in an area aprox 2m long by 1m wide.
The mighty mite marches on.
Tetranychidae: Tetranychus urticae - Red (two-spotted) spider mite
Huge colony web covering a gorse bush beside lake.
pitfall trap out from 1/5/13 - 4/5/13
ID by John Marris
Gorse spider mite, dorsal view.
Focus stacked image created from 18 images through a microscope (10D 0.25 optic) of an introduced gorse spider mite. (stacked using combinezp)
Spider mites are members of the Acari (mite) family Tetranychidae, which includes about 1,200 species. They generally live on the undersides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silk webs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed. Spider mites are known to feed on several hundred species of plants.