bulb mite


noun

a widespread mite, Rhizaglophus eclinops, that tunnels in the bulbs of lilies and other plants

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Example sentences from the Web for bulb mite

  • A mite very often met with by bulb growers is the bulb-mite (Rhizoglyphus hyacinthi), now found in most parts of the world.

  • All stages of the bulb-mite occur at the same time in infested bulbs, which become soft and rotten.