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Pear Leaf Blister Mite

Pear and other garden plants can be affected by Eriophyid mites. These mites cause blistering of pear leaves and some species cause a variety of symptoms on a range of other plants.


Pear Leaf Blister Mite are very tiny mites (0.1-0.2 mm). They feed on individual plant cells by sucking out the contents. They cause blistering of leaves and deformations (galls and withches broom) of stems.


In most cases control is not required becaue damage is not significant. However, in certain conditions high numbers can cause damage to new growth and fruiting of pears.

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Other plants affected by Eriphyid mites include Kakabeek, Puriri, Grape, Silver Beech, Walnut, Coprosma and Ngaio. They cause a range of symptoms incuding fely patches under leaves, witches broom , galls, leaf blisters and bud distortion and death.

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