PP Phytoseiulus persimilis. – 5P367
A predatory mite (Family: Phytoseiidae) This is the most frequently used mite predator to control two-spotted spider mites in greenhouses and outdoor crops grown n mild environments.
General appearance and life history:
Adult females are approximately 0.5 mm long, reddish in color, pear shaped and active at room temperature. About 80% are females. At optimum temperatures P. persimilis can develop from egg to adult in 7 days and live for up to 1 month. A well-fed female will lay about 50 eggs in her life time. Prey consumption is up to 7 adult spider mites or 20 eggs per day.
Ideal temperature range is 70 – 85oF (20 – 30oC) with relative humidity of 70 – 80% inside the plant canopy. Minimum temperature for activity is 50oF (10oC). This predator does best when humidity is 60% or higher with a temperature range of 55o – 105oF.
Application Rate: Rates will vary depending on crop and level of pest infestation. Typical inoculation rate is 50/m2 (1 / 5ft2) or 5 -10/plant. Predators should be released regularly every 2-4 weeks.
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