To the naked eye, spider mites look like tiny moving dots; however, you can see them easily with a hand lens. Adult females, the largest forms, are less than 1/20 inch long.
• Adults have eight legs and an oval body with two red eyespots near the head end of the body.
• Females usually have a large, dark blotch on each side of the body and numerous bristles covering the legs and body.
• Immatures resemble adults, but the newly hatched larvae have only six legs.
• Eggs are spherical and translucent, like tiny droplets, that become cream-colored before hatching.