Bugs this week: 2024 wk 25

This time a few nice pictures of cyclamen mites: eggs and larvea. But also some Aphidoletes, Hoverfly and Ladybug.

Cyclamen mite, can be really a big issue in strawberries. I see that in case of chemical pest controll, there are always some issues. In case of biological control (cucumeris or andersoni) cyclamen mite are no big problem.
The biggest problem of cyclamen mite is, that they are so small. If they where as big as an elephant, they could never develop. But if we see a problem, there are allready lots of them and mostly hard to treat.

Below 2 video’s: one of cyclament mites and one of a spidermite predator. To be honest i don’t even know its name…

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