Amblyseius cucumeris


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TARGET PEST: Two-Spotted Spider Mites, Western Flower Thrips, Onion Thrips, Cyclamen Mites, Broad Mites, Rust Mites, Bean Thrips, Bamboo Mites, Strawberry Mite, Whitefly, Pysillids and Aphids. When these pests aren't around A. cucumeris can consume pollen.

TEMP RANGE: 43-90°     HUMIDITY: 65-75%
TREATMENT SIZE  QUANTITY  TIME PERIOD
Light to Moderate 5-20 mites per sq. ft. bi-weekly, for 3-5 weeks

RELEASE RATES: 
This Predatory Mite does not go into diapause (dormancy) in response to shorter days . This means that Swirskii is also active on shorter days (with less than 12 hours of light). The temperature is an important aspect, if the temperature falls below 60 °F the predatory mite will be virtually inactive.

*Please Note: Cooler temperatures will delay reproduction and development to a certain degree. Cucumeris only feed on immature thrips, not adults.

DESCRIPTION: Adults have eight legs and the body is a whole unit, not made up of segments. Their color is completely dependent on what the mites have been eating. 

LIFESPAN: these predators is about 10 days in their immature stages, then around 30 days as adults.