Gorse Spider Mites

Gorse Spider Mites

Observation - Gorse Spider Mites - UK and Ireland. Description: Lots of silken tents shrouding gorse bushes with millions of pin-head sized red mites massed inside and dripping from aggregations on the outside as they migrate to find new bushes. I'd not seen them before and it seems they are little reported (NBN bar

Lots of silken tents shrouding gorse bushes with millions of pin-head sized red mites massed inside and dripping from aggregations on the outside as they migrate to find new bushes. I'd not seen them before and it seems they are little reported (NBN barely shows them), but this link http://www.ispotnature.org/node/382281 suggests they are spreading in the south of the UK. Used in New Zealand for gorse control: https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/20474/Gorse_Spider_Mite.pdf