How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Seasonal development and life cycle—Cyclamen and broad mites

Cyclamen and broad mites develop through four life stages: egg, nymph, pseduopupa, and adult. Cyclamen mite eggs are smooth pale ovals, about one-half the length of adults. Broad mite eggs are equally tiny, but are studded with rows of tiny pegs protruding from the egg’s upper surface. One generation is completed in about 5 to 21 days, depending on temperature. Cyclamen and broad mites do best under cool, moist conditions.

Cyclamen mite eggs
Adult and eggs of cyclamen mite

Broad mite eggs
Eggs of broad mite


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