Mesoseiulus longipes

Mite Predator

This mite predator is an excellent control for spider mites in hot greenhouses with low humidity.
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  • 1,000 count
    SKU: 1151203
  • $38.50
  • 5,000 count
    SKU: 1156301
  • $80.00
  • 10,000 count
    SKU: 1156401
  • $142.00
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Ships via Overnight methods only. Ships Monday-Thursday. See shipping info for details or call us at 1-800-827-2847. For delivery only. Not available in store.

Control spider mites in warm, dry climates! Similar to P. persimilis, but effective in lower humidities.

Identification: Mesoseiulus longipes are pear-shaped predatory mites measuring roughly 0.5mm in length. Coloration varies from beige to amber/red. Females are the predominant sex with a ratio of 4 females to 1 male.

Preferred Food: M. longipes is frequently used for control of spider mites in hot, dry greenhouses as they consume egg, nymph and adult stages. Similar to P. persimilis, M. longipes feed faster than other mite predators.

Optimal Conditions: Use these beneficial mites with in warm conditions with moderate humidity (65-90°F, RH 40-60%). M. longipes are effective in temperatures up to 100°F, although a comparable increase in humidity is required. Apply these predators in warm greenhouses and interiorscapes with artificial lighting or in outdoor settings with suitable conditions. The lower humidity needs of M. longipes make it ideal for controlling spider mite infestations on taller plants in greenhouses.

Release Rates: Some crops, including tomatoes & other highly resinous crops, require higher release rates.

  • General Releases – 2,000 per 3,000 sq. ft. bi-weekly, 2-3 times for most greenhouse crops, tropical plants and outdoor gardens.
  • Horticultural Releases/Bedding Plants – 1,000 per 10,000 sq. ft. biweekly.
  • Indoors – 3,000 per 1,000 sq. ft. bi-weekly, 3-5 times.
  • Large Scale Releases – 5,000-20,000 per acre depending on infestation level.
Mesoseiulus longipes do not do well in outdoor settings. Release should be made indoors or in greenhouses for best results.

PLEASE NOTE: All Mite Predators require additional processing time due to rearing and collection times. Additional information can be found on the Shipping Tab to identify the earliest shipment date. If you have questions about shipment dates, orders can be placed with our sales representatives at 1-800-827-2847.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Spider Mites (Mult), Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)


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