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Tetranychus urticae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Tetranychidae
Genus: Tetranychus
Dufour, 1832

Tetranychus is a genus of spider mite. Tetranychus is one of the most economically important genera of mites, due to its high potential to destroy agriculture.[1] It contains over 140 species, the most significant of which are Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus cinnabarinus.[1]

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  1. ^ a b David Evans Walter (September 15, 2006). "Tetranychus". Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection. Retrieved June 3, 2011.