Biting mite makes a fall appearance

Gravid female (left) and two more oak leaf itch mites (top and
lower center) feeding on the (brownish) larvae of a gall-making fly,
Macrodiplosis erubescens. The balloon-like structure on the female
is the swollen abdomen full of eggs. Photo by Rick Grantham,
OK State University.

It’s a wise PMP who can diagnose what’s biting himself and his customers. But given that some biting pests are obscure this is no easy skill to develop. In the latest issue of Pest Alerts from the Entomology…

Source: Insects in the City

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