Amblyseius californicus. Californiline biological control agent contains the predatory mite, Amblyseius californicus. It is a generalist predator targeting various spider mite species including two-spotted mites.
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- Generalist predator which can also feed on pollen and other arthropods.
- Persists longer in the crop than many other spider mite predators.
- Active in high temperature and low humidity conditions.
- Two-spotted spider mite
- Carmine mite
Feeds on mites in the family Tetranychidae, including the common two-spotted mite, Tetranychus urticae, and the carmine mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus.
Total development time at 21°C / 69.8°F is nearly 10 days, while at 30°C / 86°F development time is reduced to five days. These temperatures align with the temperatures at which their principal prey, the two-spotted spider mite, develops.
The Tetranychus urticae lifecycle is 16 and 7 days at these temperatures, respectively. Amblyseius californicus is active within the temperature range of 13-35°C / 54-95°F.