Bio SwirskiiSKU: 6606705
Amblyseius swirskii is a predatory mite and efﬁcient predator of young stages of thrips, including western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis). Swirskii will also feed on the eggs and young nymphs of whiteﬂies (Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariprum), and secondary targets include two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae), red spider mites (Tetranychus cinnabarinus), russet mites (Aceria anthocoptes), cyclamen mites (Phytonemus pallidus), and broad mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus). In the absence of prey, it can survive on pollen, nectar from ﬂowers, and Artemia. It does not hibernate and functions effectively, even on short days, if temperatures allow.
Thrips, whitefly, mites
Why Use Biologicals?
One of the primary benefits of using beneficial insect release is that the process avoids chemical pest control methods such as pesticides. While pesticides are effective at controlling and eliminating pests, some plants and beneficial insects like bees can be affected negatively. Beneficial insects are a natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable way to control pests.
How to order
TerraLink orders beneficials every Tuesday morning for delivery the following week. Order cut-off time is 4:30 pm Monday. Fly parasite orders are placed every other Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday. Email your order to the TerraLink Order Desk or call 1-800-661-4559.