Gorse Spider Mite

From a distance it looks as if the Gorse is wrapped in cling film.  A closer look shows web blankets wrapped around the Gorse with red chilli pepper sprinkled all over.  An even closer look and you realise you are looking at layers of Gorse Spider Mite webs with tiny red mites moving all over the webs.  The surface shinning is formed by silvery slug trails and water droplets trapped within the webs. Unfortunately it can damage the Gorse plant.  Beauty with trappings…

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