Raspberry leaf and bud mite

Yellow blotches on the foliage of raspberries can be caused by a tiny sap-sucking mite that lives on the underside of leaves. Despite appearances plants with this mite usually produce a worthwhile crop of fruit.

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Raspberry leaf and bud mite

Quick facts

Common name Raspberry leaf and bud mite
Latin name Phyllocoptes gracilis
Plants affected Raspberry
Main symptoms Pale yellow blotches on upper leaf surface. Some leaf distortion on upper parts of canes
Caused by A microscopic mite that sucks sap from the underside of the leaves
Timing Late May-September

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