Panicle Rice Mite - Immature

John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna  |  12/15/2011 12:55:02 AM

Immature panicle rice mite – microscopic picture.

Panicle Rice Mite - Steneotarsonemus spinki Smiley

Adult panicle rice mites are clear to straw-colored, oval in shape and are approximately 1/100 of an inch long. Immature panicle rice mites are clear to straw-colored and about ½ the size of adults. Eggs are clear in color, oval-shaped, and about 1/3 the size of adults. An entire lifecycle can be completed in 7-21 days depending on temperature conditions.



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