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- n. Any member of the Eriophyidae.
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The most important eriophyid mites are the wormlike gall mites and bud mites, most of which overwinter in the buds and cause deformities of the buds and leaves and otherwise limit their development.
Two general types of mites sometimes damage nut trees, eriophyid mites and spider mites.
This eriophyid is one of the smallest of the arthropods and of the size of 0.2 milimetre