Cyclamen mite—Phytonemus (Steneotarsonemus) pallidus
The cyclamen mite adult is tiny and pinkish orange. It is translucent in immature stages.
Identification of species | Life cycle
Mites feed on new growth. When the leaves emerge, they appear stunted, crinkled, cupped, puckered, and
malformed. Leaf stems do not elongate. When the infestation is serious, the whole plant is dwarfed and
leaves turn brownish green.
The best way to manage cyclamen mite is to prune out damaged leaves or remove and destroy infested plants
as soon as they are spotted. Establish new plantings from mite-free stock and never plant new plants near
Cyclamen mite adult and eggs
Mite infested plants develop distorted leaves