red spider mite

red spider mite
small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
Syn: ↑red spider, ↑Panonychus ulmi
Hypernyms: ↑spider mite, ↑tetranychid
Member Holonyms: ↑Panonychus, ↑genus Panonychus

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red spider or red spider mite noun
A spinning mite that infests leaves
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