I made some interesting pictures from mites under microscope, and I think it is worth of sharing. Tetranychus urticae - Spidermite https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BUkL8UmrYRU/… In this picture you can see an adult female with full of eggs (round and black). This adult exploded because i used the mixture what i use on fungi when microscopeing :/ Life cycle (from egg to adult) can be 2 days over 30°C till 3-4 weeks at 10°C. As far as i know the fertilized females can overwinter outside. This mite makes a net, and usually spreads from from the bottom of the plant to the top. Due to the fast life cycle it is very hard to keep the population down, and it is known that spider mites can gain resistancy fast. Likes dry hot weather. Tarsonemus pallidus - cyclamen mite https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pY3mbmZcZdw/… This mite is different, from the other one. It lives near the stem tips, and makes the buds distorted. Never maked a net. The big problem is that you don't see the mite itself only the distortion, which is not deadly but also not attractive. Normally florist sulphur is effective agianst this pest (spray on plants in the evening cause it can burn over 25°C). You have to check the newly emerging shoots if they are normal. Janos Hungary Z5 -- Protect the environment! Please think twice before printing this e-mail. || Védjük környezetünket, csak szükség esetén nyomtassa ki ezt a levelet!