Common name: Mites
Scientific name: There are several species of mites, including two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), spruce spider mite (Oligonychus ununguis) and European red spider mite (Panonychus ulmi)
Hosts: There are several different species of mites that can cause damage to a wide variety of ornamental plants, including deciduous trees and shrubs, evergreens, and garden plants. The spruce spider mite is a pest primarily of conifers. Mites are so small that they often cannot be seen without the aid of a magnifying glass, which makes identification difficult. Young mites have three pairs of legs, while the adults have found pairs.