Vegetable Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky

ENTFACT Supplement: Vegetable Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

ENTFACT-310: Two-Spotted Spider Mite  |  Download PDF

Ric Bessin, Extension Specialist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Two‑spotted spider mites are occasional pests that can cause serious damage to some vegetable crops during hot dry weather. Mites can injure tomatoes, beans, muskmelons, watermelons, and sweet corn. Extended periods of hot, dry weather favors mite buildups. Infestations usually first occur at the edge of a field, typically near rank weed growth or dirt roads.

Garden Fleahopper

ENTFACT-307: Garden Fleahopper  |  Download PDF