Voracious predatory mite that devours whitefly and thrips

What is Swirskii-System?

  • The voracious predatory mite Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) swirskii
  • The adults are beige and the nymphs creamy white
  • Efficient biological control of pests such as whitefly and thrips

What are the advantages of Swirskii-System? 

  • Eats young thrips larvae
  • Devours eggs and larvae of both greenhouse and tobacco whitefly
  • A generalist who also eats other small pests such as spider mites and tarsonemid mites
  • Easily adapts to high temperatures between 30 °C/86 °F and 35 °C/95 °F
  • Also feeds on pollen

How does pest control with Swirskii-System work?

  • Devours around 5 to 10 prey a day
  • Needs a satisfactory food source for fast population growth
  • Use of alternative food source NutrimiteTM is recommended during the first few months for optimal population growth

In which crops you can introduce Swirskii-System?

  • Vegetable crops such as pepper, cucumber and eggplant
  • Various ornamental crops

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



Packaging: 500 ml cardboard tube

Contents: 25.000 predatory mites

Carrier: bran with factitious prey



Packaging: 5 l plastic bucket

Contents: 125.000 predatory mites

Carrier: mix of bran, vermiculite and factitious prey


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