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Almond - European Red Mite

Direct copy from UC IPM website to word document Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California All contents copyright © 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. These mites overwinter as eggs located at the base of buds and spurs on small branches, in wounds, or bark cracks. Eggs are red with a slender stalk arising from the center. Newly hatched mites are green, but with feeding, turn red. They have white spots at the base of the large hairs on the back. These mites have 5 to 10 generations per year.

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