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A web-spinning mite: (2012)

Camellia japonica Camellia

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Apical growth which has been attacked by these mites.  This is one of many upper canopy tips which exhibit signs that the mites are present.

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Some minor webbing filled with debris near to juicy necrotic spots.  This reminds me of the juicy plumeria leaf image with the nymphs in slide 6 of the presentation from 2005.

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One of the apical sections which escaped their ravages somewhat, although the older growth shows an abundant amount of discoloration and spotting.

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Newer growth showing deformation while the older growth just shows minor spotting and discoloration.

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Leaf showing necrosis and some deformity, plus spots.  Newer, tender growth is most susceptible to these mites, as is the case with plumeria.

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The camellia is bordered by a cut leaf philodendron and an azalea which shows very little mite damage, similar to the condition presented by the azalea next to the downy jasmine.