Term: oligonychous (Banks grass mite or Spruce spider mite) (genus)
Literally meaning: “someone with a few nails”
Origin: Anc Greek
/ïνυξ/onix(=nail) > /ïνυχος/onychos (genitive)
named because it has sickle-shaped claws
Genus of the Acari (mite) family Tetranychidae which includes more than 200 species that generally live on the under side of the leaves of plants, where they spin protective silk webs.