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Stratiolaelaps scimitus

Stratiolaelaps scimitus predatory mite

Description


Soil-dwelling mite Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles) is a native species, which feeds on thrips (prepupa and pupa), fungus gnats, root scales, root aphids, mealybug crawlers, spidermites in greenhouses, hydroponic and mushroom crops. This product is perfect for an in-depth “cleaning” of the soil before starting the season.

This voracious mites has also been recommanded as a biological alternative for poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and for the reptile mites (Ophionyssus spp) in tropical and semi-tropical habitat.

Adults are light brown and less than 1 mm long. They move quickly at the soil’s surface. After mating, female lays eggs in the growing medium. Juvenile are also predators and feed on the small pest they find in the soil.

Stratiolaelaps scimitus is compatible with the predatory rove beetle Atheta coriaria , Nematodes Steirnenema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp. and with bio-insecticides based on pathogenic fungus such as Bioceres WP

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Targeted crops



  • Market garden crops (cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, etc.)
  • Ornamental plants (begonia, gerbera, chrysanthemum, rose, etc.)
  • Mushrooms
  • Bedding Plants
  • Potted plants (hibiscus, poinsettia, anthurium, etc.)
  • Bulbous plants (tulip, narcissus, amarayllis, etc.)
  • Plant nursery
  • Poultry houses and breeding birds and reptiles

Targeted pests



  • Sciaridae (fungus gnats)
  • Small fruits thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
  • Pest mites
  • Root mealybugs
  • Bulb mites (Rhizoglyphus spp.)
  • Collembola
  • Vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)
  • Nematode pests

Life cycle


  • Stratiolaelaps scimitus has a life cycle of about 18 days at 20 °C (68 °F).
  • The sex ratio is equal, 1 female for every male.
  • Eggs hatch in 2 to 3 days.
  • Each Stratiolaelaps scimitus eats 1-5 prey per day.
  • If they lack food, they become detritivorous, eating algae and vegetable debris.

Format



Bottle

  • 25 000 adults

Introduction rate



Stratiolaelaps scimitus
Introduction Quantity Surface Frequency Duration
Preventive 100 per m2 Repeat the treatment
after 2-3 weeks.
2 introductions in total
Curative light 250 per m2 as needed as needed
Curative heavy 500 per m2 as needed as needed

Additional information



  1.   - Stratiolaelaps Technical Manual - Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.
  2.   - Stratiolaelaps scimitus - Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd.

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