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Amblyseius californicus: effective and robust beneficial against spider mite 

What is Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) californicus?

  • Effective predatory mite against different species of spider mite
  • Translucent with a brown-orange spot in the shape of an X on its back
  • Feeds on all stages of the two-spotted spider mite
  • Controls pest mites such as broad mite and cyclamen mite

What are the benefits of Amblyseius californicus?

  • It has a strong preference for the greenhouse spider mite, but also feeds on other mites, thrips and pollen
  • It is most effective at low prey density
  • Amblyseius californicus is less sensitive to warm and dry conditions
  • It also tolerates cold conditions
  • This predatory mite can survive on pollen and in the absence of prey can even survive without food for a while

How does it control pests?

  • Amblyseius californicus eats an average of 5 prey a day
  • Adults prefer eating larvae and nymphs of the greenhouse spider mite
  • The larvae of Amblyseius californicus mainly eat the eggs of greenhouse spider mite

In which crops is Amblyseius californicus effective?

  • Vegetable crops
  • Fruit crops such as berries
  • Ornamental crops

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Units

Californicus-System-2.000

Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 2.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite

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Californicus-System-5.000

Packaging: 500 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 5.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite

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Californicus-System-10.000

Packaging: 500 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 10.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite

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Californicus-System-25.000

Packaging: 1 l cardboard tube

Contents: 25.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite

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