Amblyseius swirskii: predatory mite against whitefly, thrips and mites
Mobile stages are pale-pink, droplet shaped and have pushed down 'position on short legs. The eggs are oval and transparant white. All stages can mainly be found in the corner of main vein and lateral veins and in the flowers. Amblyseius swirskii is indistinguishable in the field of Neoseiulus cucumeris and Neoseiulus californicus.
Mode of action:
Adult predatory mites prey on young thrips larvae and eggs and larvae of whitefly as well as several mite species. Both greenhouse whitefly as well as tobacco whitefly are eaten. Amblyseius swirskii can also eat pollen and thus build up a population when pollen is available. Preventive introduction on pollen can be successful.
is used against various thrips species and whiteflies as well as mites in greenhouses and indoor plantscapes. Consider repeated introductions. The product is sensitive to various chemical pesticides. Ask for advice on introduction strategy.
Effect of SWIRSKI MITE:
- moderately capable in decreasing mites infestation
- preventative use possible when pollen is present
- moderate temperature needed for proper effectiviness
- preference for thrips and whiteflies
The product SWIRSKI MITE
SWIRSKI-MITE: 500 ml bottle with 50,000 predatory mites (nymphs and adults) and flour mites as food in bran.
SWIRSKI-MITE PLUS: bags of 250 predatory mites (nymphs and adults) with flour mites as food in bran.
Shelf life: up to 1-2 days at 10-15 ° C in the dark with adequate ventilation (due to CO2 accumulation).
Climate: no diapause so the product can also be used in winter. May well develop when daytime temperatures is regularly above 20-22 ° C. Resistant to high temperature.
Targets SWIRSKI-MITE :
- thrips, mainly western flower thrips