Heat wave boosted spider mites

Since the week end I have noticed a lot of spider mite damage in perennial beds on

Butterfly weed with mite damage. Photo: S.D. Frank

campus and other places.  Look at these poor butterfly weed plants at Hemlock Bluffs in Cary (which is awesome by the way).  I posted a NC Pest News article about spider mites recently so you can visit that or our Insect Note for more. Just figured I would keep mite in your mind after the hot whiter we have had.

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