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Community silk web of Spider mites (social mites), Gorse red spider mite (Tetranychus lintearius) - this tiny mite (0.5 mm) weaves huge protective webs on the gorse on which it feeds by sucking their sap. These fabrics can cover other plants around. It is used as a biological control agent in countries where gorse has been introduced and is found to be invasive, Basque Country, France

© Jean-Philippe Delobelle / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5504x8256 pixels (18.3"x27.5" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2019-07-16

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Keywords

Wild animal / Chelicerate / Arachnid / Mite / Spider mite (Tetranychidae sp) / Gorse spider mite (Tetranychus lintearius)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Enumeration / Group / Multitude

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Silk

Protection

Shot / Overview

Natural resources use / Agronomy / Plant maintenance / Fight against devastating and pathology / Biological fight

Europe / European Union / Basque country

July

Flora / Fabale family / Fabaceae family / Papilionaceae family / Vegetale / Gorse (Ulex sp)

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Fabales / Fabaceae / Papilionaceae / Leguminosae / Ulex

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Chelicerata / Arachnida / Acarina / Tetranychidae / Tetranychus

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