Clover mites are found almost all over the world. They are less than a millimeter in size and are reddish brown, after they have been eating they are greenish brown, but it is the long front legs that are characteristic of the species. The females lay unfertilized eggs (this species has no males) under, for example, bark, where they then hatch in the spring. It feeds on nutritious plants such as honeysuckle, grass and other garden plants. This nutrient intake sometimes damages the plants, it is done by empty, gray plant cells.
How to avoid them:
- Arrange environments that are unattractive to sun worshipers by arranging, for example, a gravel path or planting plants that they dislike such as sage or roses.
Suitable treatments: it is best to sweep them away. The problems are usually temporary.