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Amblyseius californicus



Californicus predates on various spidermite species, including the two spotted spider mite (T. urticae). They can consume 5 adults and/or nymphs per day and 10 eggs and/or larvae per day. Female adults predate on all stages, while nymphs prefer eggs and larval stages. They also feed on other spider mites, broad mites, cyclamen mite and thrips.

Key Features

  • Predatory mite 
  • Efficient control against a variety of spider mite species 
  • Can be introduced preventatively in absence of prey 
  • Less sensitive to warm and dry conditions 
  • Feeds on pollen 


  • Use immediately upon receipt
  • If not possible, product can be briefly stored in a dark room with enough ventilation. 
  • Californicus-System 46 °F (8 °C) and 80% RH
  • Californicus-Breeding-System 59 °F (15 °C) and 80% RH
Item # Description Size
17016 Californicus Breeding System (Vermiculite) 100 per/100 sachets
17017 Californicus - 25,000 (Vermiculite) 1 L
17019 Californicus Breeding System (Vermiculite) 100 per/500 sachets
17228 Californicus System - 5,000 (Vermiculite) 500 ml
17348 Petri Plate - Amblyseius californicus
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