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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Bermudagrass mite — Life cycle

Female mites lay eggs singly or in groups under leaf sheaths of new plant growth in the spring. Eggs are spherical, transparent, and about one-third of the length of the adult mite. There are two nymphal stages before mites become adults. A single generation can take as few as 5 days to complete when temperatures are warm. There are several generations per year.

An eriophyid mite
Adult Eriophyid mite

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