Characteristics of clover mites
Clover mites develop from unfertilized eggs and their population is almost entirely females. In fact, no male clover mites are known to exist. Clover mites progress through four stages of development: larva, protonymph, deutonymph, and adult.
Females lay approximately 70 eggs each, singly or in masses, in areas that are dry, protected, and receive enough sun exposure. Eggs hatch during spring and fall when temperatures exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit and begin feeding right away on plant juices.
Clover mites typically only live a few weeks, but five or six generations hatch each year. Adult clover mites and eggs overwinter once it grows cooler in the fall.