- Vegetable crops:
- Melon, etc.
- Ornamental crops
- Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
- Spruce spider mite (Oligonychus ununguis)
- European red mite (Panonychus ulmi)
Stethorus punctillum is a slow-developing species that can be difficult to control in greenhouses where light and temperature conditions are low. Adults, which can fly, can escape from the greenhouse, which is why mosquito nets should always be used as a preventive measure. After 4-5 weeks of introduction, new adults appear; two months later, all life stages, from egg to adult, are present in the culture.
For better efficacy, it is recommended to use the product upon receipt. However, it is possible to store them for a few days at temperatures of 10 to 16°C.