Effective and robust beneficial against spider mite

What is Californicus-System?

  • The predatory mite Amblyseius californicus against different spider mite species
  • Translucent with a brown-orange spot in the shape of an X on its back
  • Feeds on all stages of the two-spotted spider mite
  • Controls pest mites such as the broad mite and the cyclamen mite

What are the advantages of Californicus-System?

  • Strong preference for the greenhouse spider mite, but also feeds on other mites, thrips and pollen
  • Most effective at low prey density
  • Less sensitive to warm and dry conditions
  • Also tolerates colder conditions
  • Survives on pollen and in the absence of prey it can even survive without food for a while 

How does pest control with Californicus-System work?

  • Eats on average 5 prey a day
  • Adults prefer eating larvae and nymphs of the greenhouse spider mite
  • The larvae mainly eat the eggs of greenhouse spider mite

In which crops you can introduce Californicus-System?

  • Vegetable crops such as sweet pepper and eggplant
  • Soft fruit such as strawberry
  • Ornamental crops such as rose and chrysanthemum
  • Tree nursery

Want to know more? Contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice.



Packaging: 500 ml tube

Contents: 5.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite



Packaging: 1 l cardboard tube

Contents: 25.000 predatory mites

Carrier: vermiculite


Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.
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