Cereal Rust Mite in Timothy

J. Whalen & B. Cissel ‐ Revised March 2011 IPM-9


Cereal rust mite adults are small measuring less than one millimeter (mm), and for the first time observer a 10‐20X hand lens is needed to see them. The mites are cigar‐shaped and roughly twice as long as they are wide. Adult mites are often light yellow but can be white or orange in color.

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