Yellow Spider Mites . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 20 March 2022 and published on 24 April 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Image: “Tetranychus urticae {Spider Mite],” illustrated by Des Helmore, 1986, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACAR_Tetranychidae_Tetranychus_urticae.png … CC BY 4.0 International

Image: “Tetranychus urticae [Spider Mite],” illustrated by Des Helmore, 1986, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACAR_Tetranychidae_Tetranychus_urticae.png … CC BY 4.0 International

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a video about a new discovery for me … yellow spider mites. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, everyone. It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I was out here trying to optimize irrigation in this backyard, and I ran across something scuttling over the stairs. It looks like yellow spider mites. I never knew there was such a thing. So I am going to try to get a closeup for you.

They are so tiny that I do not think you will be able to see much, but I will show you.

See, this is my hand … [Shows how tiny they are, compared to my hand.] It looks like they are coming out of this hole here. [Shows crack between mortar and paving brick.]

I looked it up. I think these were yellow spider mites. I wonder what their social order is, and what that dance they were doing was about.

I have read that red spider mites bite people and may burrow into their skin. I find they can be suffocated by applying Vaseline thickly and covering that with a bandage overnight.

I read that yellow spider mites are a plant pest, but I do not know if they bite people or burrow into their skin.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Southern California Mites (Class Arachnida: Order Acarina),” by W.P. Armstrong, 4 July 2020 … https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/redmite7a.htm ..

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