Common Name: false spider mite
Latin Name: Pentamerismus taxi
Host plant: Taxaceae, monophagous are host plants
Territory: Throughout in United States
Damages caused by Pentamerismus taxi:
The mites are vagrants on the needles and don’t appear to be doing any harm.
Life history and habits:
Pentamerismus taxi (Haller) has existed in the nation’s conditions for one generation. Under novel circumstances, the mite has the propensity to extend its native area and establish a stable population. As a result, the appearance of a new harmful pest necessitates rigorous additional research, the formulation of solutions, and their application.