Fruit Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky

ENTFACT Supplement: Fruit Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky

European Red Mite

ENTFACT-205: European Red Mite  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Specialist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

The European red mite is another introduced pest in the US. It is a pest of nut, pome and stone fruits, and some berries. This pest damages leaves and causes fruit to russet. European red mites can have 6 to 8 generations per year, depending on the temperature. Summer generations may develop in as little as 14 days.