Generalist predatory mite that feeds on many soft-bodied arthropod pests.
Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)
Carmine Mite (T. cinnabarinus)
Lewis Mite (Eotetranychus lewisi)
Banks Grass Mite (Oligonychus pratensis)
European/Citrus Red Mite (Panonychus spp.)
They are noted for their ability to hunt in conditions where prey is scarce. Every active life stage of californicus is predatory. They will feed on all life stages of spider mites, including their eggs – eating an average of 5 prey per day. Adults prefer eating larvae and nymphs of spider mites.
The larvae mainly eat spider mite eggs. Strong preference for two-spotted spider mites and feeds on other pest mites, thrips larvae, and pollen. Most effective at low prey density. Less sensitive to warm and dry conditions. It also tolerates colder conditions. Can survive with no food for extended periods.
PACKAGE SIZE Filler/Carrier
CALIforce™ C – 5,000
16oz Bottle w/ Vermiculite
CALIforce™ C – 25,000
1 Liter Tube w/ Vermiculite
CALIforce™ C – 10,000
100 Sachets (100ea)/Hook w/ Bran
CALIforce™ C – 50,000
500 Sachets (100ea)/Hook w/ Bran
0.5 per sq. ft.; regular releases are recommended.
2 per sq. ft.
For use in areas where little to no prey mites exist. Works well for prevention. Also useful for other mites.