What is bamboo spider mite?
Bamboo spider mite (Schizotetranychus
celarius) is an important pest in commercial
bamboo nurseries. Mites feed on a dense,
protective webbing so are difficult to control by
conventional means. In some areas this mite limits
commercial production of bamboo. Fortunately a
relatively new miticide called Floramite is available to
combat this difficult pest .
Download the Bamboo Spider Mite Guide for
updates of biology and control for this spider
mite pest as well as additional pictures.
Information about other aspects of bamboo
cultivation and care can be found at the American Bamboo Society.