Californicus Mite- Neoseiulus (Amblyseius) californicus is a predatory mite that feeds on Tetranychus urticae (Two-spotted spider mite), Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Broad mite) and Phytonemus pallidus (Cyclamen mite). This mite also feeds on pollen as an supplementary food source.
Development from egg to adult is 10 days at 21°C. The tan coloured adults are 1.5 mm long. Females lay more than 60 eggs on leaf hairs of the plants during their lifespan.
N. californicus is more tolerant of higher temperatures and a lower relative humidity than Phytoseiulus persimilis though lays less eggs and has a shorter prey searching distance.