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Clover mite is not an insect, a mite is oval body and flat brown-red to dark red, but may be olive green, too. The mite is extremely small with only 0.75 mm long.

The clover mite is vegetarian, so it feeds on plants like the leaves of trees and shrubs, flowers, clover and grass, especially if well fertilized.

The mite lives in trees, shrubs and grass, among others. He is active in cool weather, ie in spring and autumn during the warm summer weather, it tends to remain idle, see sleeping.

The clover mite reproduces by parthenogenesis, ie without fertilization by a male, so the female is sufficient to carry the case. It lays about 70 eggs colored red. The eggs are laid in cracks of bark or in crevices in houses.