Yellow mite (Broad mite)

Polyphagotarsonemus latus

Yellow mite is an occasional pest of cotton in all the cotton growing areas. It is a polyphgous pest nymphs and adults remain on the under surface of both terminal leaves and suck the sap. Due to the feeding leaves turn upward, size get reduced become brittle and the plant become stunted. Squares and young bolls are shed. Under severe infestation seed cotton yield were reduced to 50 – 60%