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Hypoaspis-System

Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles): robust predatory mite

What is Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles)?

  • Brown and robust predatory mite
  • Inhabits the top layer of soil
  • Feeds on harmful soil dwelling pests
  • Survives without prey for several weeks
  • Stratiolaelaps scimitus eats larvae of fungus gnats and those of shore flies
  • Furthermore, it also eats thrips pupae

How does it control pests?

  • Both nymphs and adults feed on harmful soil dwelling pests
  • Each mite can eat up to 5 prey a day
  • Stratiolaelaps scimitus contributes to reducing thrips pupae
  • In the absence of prey they survive on algae and plant debris

In which crops is Stratiolaelaps scimitus effective?

  • Open field crops
  • Potted plant crops
  • Container crops

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Units

Hypoaspis-System-10.000

Packaging: 500 ml cardboard tube

Contents: 10.000 predatory mites

Carrier: mix of vermiculite, peat and factitious prey

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Hypoaspis-System-25.000

Packaging: 1 l cardboard tube

Contents: 25.000 predatory mites

Carrier: mix of vermiculite, peat and factitious prey

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Hypoaspis-System-125.000

Packaging: 5 l plastic bucket

Contents: 125.000 predatory mites

Carrier: mix of vermiculite, peat and factitious prey

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