2

enter image description here enter image description here

I have a basil plant. White tiny spots have started to appear on its leaves. On top of the leaves, there are also small reddish moving dots that appear to me as insects.

Does anyone know what are these tiny reddish brown insects? Are these really insects? They have super tiny legs and looks like they can form weblike white thing on the leaves.

3

Looks like a large number of spider mites. There are the whitish egg cases and webs but I have not seen red spider mites before.
If you want to harvest the basil you cannot use pesticides so 5 ml soap to 1 liter of water will control them. Just soak a cloth in the solution and wipe down everything. Repeat at six day intervals at least twice.

  • I have seen reddish ones. And the damage is also quite characteristic. – Stephie Dec 21 '18 at 6:26
0

This could be predator spider mites check the link below and to see if it has the same characteristic.

However with this large amount of damage its most probably adult spider mites. I would bag the whole infested section of the plant and snip it or just start fresh.

See this link for more details.

-2

I think these are aphids that one should get over asap.

  • annaschmitz, welcome! I’m quite sure that those aren’t aphids. The webbing is atypical. – Stephie Dec 22 '18 at 13:21
  • Hi, we are looking for more detailed answers. Why do you think they are aphids, how would you control them. – kevinsky Dec 22 '18 at 13:22

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.