Amblydromalus limonicus is a predatory mite which contribute to the biological controlling of whiteflies and thrips. Due to its fast development (life cycle), this predatory mite is capable to control major colonies fast and effective. This predatory mite is often used, curative, against various thrips species and the Greenhouse whitefly. During times of low pressure, Amblydromalus limonicus is able to become a vegetarian. Maintaining can be done by pollen.
Life cycle and relative effectiveness
Female adult are capable of producing 2 – 4 eggs each day. After one of two days the larvae has been developed. Due to its rapidly development, this predatory mite has a life cycle of 7 – 10 days. One major advantage is the active attitude during lower temperatures. Instead of Amblyseius swirskii, Amblydromalus limonicus is active from 13°C. This makes the Amblydromalus limonicus suitable for winter periods and for biological strategies along with Amblyseius swirskii and Neoseiulus cucumeris.
Application and dose
Slightly shaken before use. Scatter the materials on the leaves. Amblydromalus limonicus is unusable in tomato.
Storage and handling
Amblydromalus limonicus supplied in bottles (1.000 ml.), containing 15.000 predatory mites (nymphs and adults). Keep the bottles horizontally, in darkness, at a temperature between 10°C – 15°C. Maximum storage time of two days.