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Degenerans-System

Amblyseius degenerans: actively controlling thrips

What is Amblyseius degenerans?

  • Dark couloured predatory mite
  • A predatory mite of thrips
  • Especially effective in combination with pirate bug Orius laevigatus and predatory mites Amblyseius cucumeris and Amblyseius swriskii

What are the benefits of Amblyseius degenerans?

  • Mainly eats very young thrips larvae
  • Also feeds on species of spider mite
  • Amblyseius degenerans is very mobile
  • Its dark colour makes it very conspicuous on leaves and in flowers
  • Controls thrips directly in the flowers
  • Amblyseius degenerans also survives on pollen and quickly establishes a population

How does it control pests?

  • Amblyseius degenerans quickly and actively searches for prey
  • This predatory mite eats 4 to 5 thrips larvae a day
  • At high pest density it kills more prey than it needs for survival 
  • It quickly builds a strong population with the help of alternative food source Nutrimite™

In which crops is Amblyseius degenerans effective?

  • Great results in pepper and eggplant crops
  • Tolerates low humidity, so is also effective in greenhouses with a dry climate
  • Can be introduced in winter, as this mite is non diapausing

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Units

Degenerans-System-500

Packaging: 30 ml plastic tube

Contents: 500 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite

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