Peacock Mite


Common name : Peacock mite

Scientific name : Tuckerella

Family : Tuckerellidae

Native to : Tropical regions

Interesting fact : Named so on account of its decorative dorsal surface, the peacock mite has delicate ornamentation distinguishing it from other insects.

With delicate hair-like structures on its body, it uses them to defend itself against predators. The peacock mite is considered to be a huge pest in agricultural and tropical regions. Their diet is comprised of various plants, but they favour tea plantations and citrus fruits.

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