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Swirskii-System

Amblyseius swirskii: voracious predatory mite that devours whitefly and thrips

What is Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) swirskii?

  • Voracious predatory mite
  • The adults are beige and the nymphs creamy white
  • Efficient biological control of pests such as whitefly and thrips

What are the benefits of Amblyseius swirskii?

  • This predatory mite eats young thrips larvae
  • Also devours eggs and larvae of both greenhouse and tobacco whitefly
  • A generalist feeder, among other things it eats small pests such as spider mites and tarsonemid mites
  • It easily adapts to high temperatures
  • Amblyseius swirskii also feeds on pollen

How does it control pests?

  • Amblyseius swirskii devours around 5 to 10 prey a day
  • Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) swirskii needs a satisfactory food source for fast population growth
  • Use of alternative food source NutrimiteTM is recommended during the first few months for optimal population growth

In which crops is Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) swirskii effective?

  • Vegetable crops such as pepper, cucumber and eggplant
  • Various ornamental crops

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Units

Swirskii-System-25.000

Packaging: 500 ml cardboard tube

Contents: 25.000 predatory mites

Carrier: bran with factitious prey

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Swirskii-System-125.000

Packaging: 5 l plastic bucket

Contents: 125.000 predatory mites

Carrier: mix of bran, vermiculite and factitious prey

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