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Typhlodromus pyri

See under predatory mites.

Predatory arachnids (Gamasida) that are among the most important beneficial insects in viticulture. The insects, which belong to the order of mites, are found on numerous plants. They are characterised by mouthparts with scissor-like graspers as well as by distinct scales on the upper and lower side of the body. The most important representative is the species Typhlodromus pyri, which is about 0.3 to 0.5 millimetres in size. It has a pear-shaped body with four pairs of legs and...

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