Persimilis Mite

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An efficient predatory mite that feeds on all life stages of Tetranychus urticae (Two-spotted spider mite)

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Persimilis Mite- Phytoseiulus persimilis is a predatory mite that feeds on all life stages of Tetranychus urticae (Two-spotted spider mite).

The eggs are eggs oval and translucent pink (0.3 mm), and the adults are bright red or orange, 0.6 mm long with 4 pairs of long legs. The development of egg to adult is 5.5 days at 25°C. Their optimal temperature is 15-25°C, activity is very slow over 30°C, and they completely stop feeding over 35˚C. Their populations decline rapidly when spidermites are not available.

P. persimilis can disperse long distances along benches, support netting/ twine, webbing of spidermites, and on plant leaves to locate prey. They have a very efficient searching capacity, high predation rate, and can breed to high populations. Each female can lay up to 60 eggs and can consume up to 20 eggs or nymphs/per day. They can also feed on adult spidermites.

This mite is most effective when temperatures are between 12°C and 26°C. with relative humidity 60%- 70% RH. Under these conditions P. persimilis will reproduce faster than the two-spotted spider mite and can completely eliminate a spidermite colony.

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10,000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (40 dram vial), 1000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (30 dram vial), 1000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (on leaves in tray), 2000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (40 dram vial), 2000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (Hotspot vial), 3000 Phytoseiulus persimilis (on leaves in tray)