Unit of packaging
Amblydromalus limonicus (predatory mite)
Pack size: 1000 ml bottle
Bottle contains: 12,500 predatory mites (nymphs and adults) in millet husks, bran and sawdust
PrecautionsIn case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application
- The larvae of various species of thrips (first and second larval stages).
- The eggs and larvae of glasshouse and cotton whitefly (all larval stages). The mite also feeds on pollen and various mite species.
LIMONICA can be used in a wide range of salad and ornamental crops, except tomatoes.
The pieces of information given below are merely indications. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. Always consult your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor, which will be able to advise you further.
in sweet pepper, only when pollen is present
start as soon as thrips or whitefly is present
in cases of severe infestation
Turn and shake gently before use. Carefully sprinkle material on leaves. Make sure the material remains on the leaves for some hours after introduction. Do not carry out any work on the crop in the hours after releasing the predatory mites. Aim for a minimum of 5,000 release points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface area.
The predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus is:
- not susceptible to diapause, so can be introduced in winter
- effective at temperatures as low as 13°C
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days.
- Storage temperature: 12-14°C/54-57°F
- In the dark
- Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation.
Amblydromalus limonicus also develops on pollen of sweet pepper and other crops. Preventive introduction is possible from the moment when the crop flowers continuously.
- It is not possible to distinguish Amblydromalus limonicus in the field from Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris or Neoseiulus californicus.
Mobile stages: beige-pink, droplet shaped, 'pushed down' position on short legs
Eggs: oblong, transparant white
All stages can be found in the corner of main vein and lateral veins and in the flowers.
It is not possible to distinguish Amblydromalus limonicus in the field from Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris and Neoseiulus californicus.
Mode of action
Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae hunt their prey or wait for it to pass by and then suck it dry.
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.