Amblyseius andersoni

The predatory mite is beige. Its size is less than 1 mm. his predatory mite is ideal for vegetables, hardy ornamentals and fruit crops, controlling red or two-spotted spider mite, fruit-tree red spider mite, and russet mites.

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The female of the mite lays several eggs every day on the underside of a leaf near its veins (approximately 35 eggs for the whole life cycle). The adult Amblyseius andersoni lives about 3 weeks. The predator is able to consume alternative food sources (this species is a polyphage): young larvae of thrips, flower pollen, the sugary excretions of pests, fungi. The invasion of the predator is realized under the low and the average density of pest population in amounts of 0.25–1 individual per 1 m2. In the focuses of pest populations the rate of application is increased.
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Advantages

  • a wide range of prey species;
  • the possibility of application on flower-ornamental and fruit crops;
  • poliphagy;
  • he activity of the predator in a wide temperature range.