Amblydromalus limonicus; predatory mite against thrips and whitefly
Adult mites are about 0.4 mm long, pale-pink in color and have short legs. Their body is teardrop-shaped and somewhat flattened. They are difficult to see in the crop. The nymphs are pale brown in color. Nymphs and adults are very mobile. The eggs are oval and translucent white.
Mode of action:
predatory mites pierce their prey and suck it dry. Besides thrips, whiteflies and mites Amblydromalus limonicus also eats pollen and can therefore be used preventively in crops where pollen is present.
is being used in greenhouses (except tomato) and in indoor plantscapes against thrips and whiteflies, but also eats a variety of mite species. Consider repeated introductions. The product is sensitive to various chemical pesticides. Ask for advice on introduction strategy.
effect of LIMONICA
- mites pierce their prey and suck it dry
- apart from thrips, whiteflies and mites Amblydromalus limonicus also eats pollen and can therefore be used preventively
- presence of predators on leaves will increase within several weeks after introduction
The product LIMONICA:
Product: 1000 ml bottle with 12,500 predatory mites (all stages) in millet husks, bran and sawdust.
Shelf life: 2 days at 10-15 ° C lying in the dark.
Climate: active at temperature > 13 ° C. Amblydromalus limonicus does not go into diapause and can also be used in short daylight conditions.