Grass Webbing Mite Control in Your Lawn

Acari : Tetranychidae.

Grass Webbing Mites are silken web producing pests of warm-season grasses such as Buffalo grass, Couch and Kikuyu. There are a number of Grass Webbing Mites that occur in Australia, but the main pest species are from the genus Oligonychus. Grass Webbing Mites are found in eastern Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Grass Webbing Mites are sporadic pests that can be easily distinguished from other grass Mites by the distinctive webbing they produce. The Mites are often not noticed until the webbing becomes obvious.

Image above: Grass Webbing Mite webbing (image courtesy of Scott Riley)

More Articles

We Also Plant Seeds in the Heads of Gardeners

Join the Yates Garden Community to receive personalised monthly emails, and hear about exclusive promotions and giveaways.

Join Now
Stay Connected Facebook Instagram Youtube