Citrus red mite


Citrus red mite (Panonychus citri) damages the leaves and fruit of citrus plants.

Citrus red mite was first recorded in Sydney in 1966 and is established across the Central Coast region of New South Wales.

Citrus red mite is not a serious pest on the Central Coast where high humidity and natural enemies keep population levels low. However, citrus red mite could be very damaging if it were to spread to inland areas where dry conditions would be more favourable for mite development.

Topics include:

  • Damage
  • Description
  • Lifecycle
  • Spread
  • Host range
  • Distribution
  • Actions to minimise risk


Primefact 1477 Second Edition

Published: Jun 2017