Eriophyid mites are very small (0.1-0.2 mm). There are many different types that infest a wide range of plants. The often cause abnormal structures on plants such as felty patches, withches broom, galls, blisters and distortion of new growth.
Eriophyid mites are very difficult to see because of their tiny size. However, they can cause structural distortions of infested plants. The distortions will depend on the mite type and the plant. Distortions can include felty patches on leaves (erinea) which is often mistaken for fungal disease, withches' broom, galls, leaf blisters, or terminal tip distortion.
To get rid of erophyid mites follow these steps:
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