Amblyseius andersoni - Mite Predator

Qty: 125,000 (5L Bag)
Sale price$ 375.00


Mite Predator

Excellent choice for pre-emergent control of mite infestations! Highly versatile and survive lower temperatures.

Amblyseius andersoni is a predatory mite native to North America. They feed on and control all stages of phytophagous mites with all mobile life stages of A. andersoni acting as predators. A. andersoni are an excellent choice for pre-emergent control of pest infestations because of their varied diet and ability to survive cooler temperatures.

Target Prey:

  • Broad Mites

  • Cyclamen Mites

  • Spider Mites (incl. Two-Spotted)

  • Russet Mites

Key Features:

  • Sachet releases provide up to 6 weeks of control.

  • Lower active temperatures allow for earlier release.

  • Compatible with Phytoseiulus persimilis and Stethorus punctillum.

  • They will also feed on thrips*, pollen and honeydew.

Optimal Conditions:

68-100°F with higher relative humidity as temperatures rise. They are active down to 42°F, but A. andersoni will enter diapause at cooler temperatures or in <10-hour light periods.

Release Rates:

Some crops, including tomatoes & other highly resinous crops, require higher release rates.

  • Mini-Sachets/Sachets on Sticks: Place one sachet or stick per propagation tray or plant. Repeat releases every 4 weeks through the growing season.

  • Sachet Strips: Place strips within crop canopy along rows to reduce labor costs. Six strips per case.

  • Loose Media Bags/Bottles: Release at a rate of 1 mite predator per square foot. Repeat releases periodically throughout the growing season.

This Product Controls:

Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus), Cyclamen Mite (Phytonemus pallidus), Carmine Mite, Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae), Red Spider Mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus), Tomato Russet Mite (Aculops lysopersici), and Rust Mite (Eriophyidae).

* A. andersoni should not be used to control a thrips infestation. Use A. andersoni with A. cucumeris or Minute Pirate Bugs if thrips numbers are high.

*Shipped courtesy of our supplier Monday-Thursday depending upon availability and time of harvesting. There is a 7 day lead time for most bugs. Once ready, your order will ship via Overnight methods. Please contact us with any questions about lead times. 

If there are any concerns with viability once you receive your order please send a photo and 15 second still video within 24 hours upon arrival to evaluate viability. If we cannot get documentation within a 24 hour time frame we cannot make accurate evaluations for live product. We are not liable for unattended packages, it is imperative to be present upon your live package arrival time. If the shipment handler decides to leave your package in the sun and the recipient is not there, there is a much higher possibility they will not make it in transportation, which we are not liable for. We recommend signing up for tracking text messages.

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