The persea mite (Oligonychus perseae), originally from Central-America, is green-yellow with darker spots on the hysteronotum. This mite is a serious pest in avocado, living and feeding within small webbed nests along the main veins, on the underside of leaves
Feeding damage causes small, yellow-brown, rounded necrotic spots which eventually coalesce into larger ones. Severe infestations can cause leaf wilt and defoliation. Defoliated trees then become exposed to sunburn risks, leading to reduction in fruit size and yield quality.
There are specific natural enemies for different species of mites.
For more information contact your local BioBee field agent.