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  • Spider Mites
  • Spider mites feed on citrus leaves and fruit causing them to appear stippled or bronzed. (ehow.com)
  • Citrus fruit infested with spider mites may develop a brown stain and fruit may be much smaller than normal at harvest time. (ehow.com)
  • tree
  • Washing your citrus tree with a homemade soap mixture can reduce insects, as well. (ehow.com)
  • fruit
  • Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be due to perceived similarities in the smell of citrus leaves and fruit with that of cedar. (wikipedia.org)
  • The large citrus fruit of today evolved originally from small, edible berries over millions of years. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Citrus plants diverged from a common ancestor about 15 million years ago, which was about when it diverged from the closely related severinia , for example the Chinese box orange . (wikipedia.org)