2014 March: back spiders!

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The first days of March, while I was pruning in Ca‘ Coato vineyard, I suddenly saw 3 red spiders chubby.

They should not to be confused with the little red spiders deleterious to the screw. They are called Allothrombium fuliginosum and they are great predators of insects that damage the screw. I didn’t see them for a long time but some years we practice sexual confusion and we don’t use herbicides and that’s why now in Ca‘ Coato there’s an environment suitable for the growth of these insects predatory mites that are antagonists of pests harmful to plants.