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rust mite (plural rust mites)

  1. Aceria anthocoptes, a mite of the family Eriophyidae found on Cirsium arvense, the Canada thistle
  2. A mite which, by puncturing the rind, causes the rust-coloured patches on citrus fruit
    1. A pink citrus rust mite (Aculops pelekassi)
    2. A citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora).

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(Aceria anthocoptes): russet mite, thistle mite, Canada thistle mite

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