Red Spider Mite
Adult red spider mites are extremely small (0.2-1.5 mm) pests and are closely related to spiders. The adult females are red and have 4 pairs of legs, males are straw-coloured. Mite colonies produce spider-like webs with which the wind can blow mature mites to new locations or uninfested plants. These mites can attack more than 200 plant species, including many house plants, vegetables and some grain crops.
Mites first feed on the lower leaf surfaces causing characteristic yellow stipples on the leaves. Later on they will feed on all surfaces and plant parts, causing the leaves to turn yellow with a brown scorched appearance, eventually resulting in the death of the plant if infestations become severe.