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Galendromus occidentalis is a predatory mite used to supress pest mites in warm and dry environments. It is used primarily in the suppression of two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) at low humidity.
Adults are pear-shaped, 0.5 mm long, with 8 long legs. They can vary in colour from cream to red. The immature stages are generally a semi-transparent cream colour with only 6 legs. The eggs are oval and 0.3 mm in diameter.
|Preventive||2||per m2||bi-weekly||2-3 applications in total|
|Curative light||5||per m2||Weekly||2-3 applications in total|
Cold storage reduces the quality and performance of biological control agents.