Red Spider Mite
An extremely tiny common sap sucking mite with species affecting outdoor and glasshouse/conservatory plants where they relish hot/dry conditions. Red spider mite can be a major pest of glasshouse or conservatory plants. Their feeding damage causes affected leaves to become mottled and speckled where they then take on a bronze colour and fall prematurely. On badly infested plants a fine white webbing over the leaves maybe seen. Black sooty mould may become present on leaves as a secondary effect of feeding damage.
Red Spider Mites breed rapidly under warm conditions and many species quickly develop resistance to pesticides.
Cultural Control: To discourage red spider mite regularly mist plants and greenhouse with water to increase humidity and dampness. Biological control maybe considered in a glasshouse environment.
There is no product register to control this pest on aubergines.