Affordable generalist with short reproductive cycle. Controls pests at warmer temperatures than cucumeris mites.

Amblyseius swirskii, as generalist predatory mites, prey on various small arthropod pests such as Thrips, Whiteflies, and a diverse range of spider mites. Typically beige or tan in color and measuring around 0.5mm in length, Swirskii possess relatively short legs and an oval body adorned with long, distinctive sensory hairs. These highly mobile predators boast a brief reproductive cycle, rendering them valuable for controlling target pests. Females lay oval-shaped eggs attached to leaf surfaces and close to pest populations. Within 2-3 days, these eggs hatch into 6-legged larvae actively seeking out pest eggs and small pest larvae for the following 1-3 days. Following the larval stage, SWIRSKII undergo two nymphal phases, spanning approximately 4-7 days, during which they acquire 8 legs and persist in preying upon their targets. Upon reaching full maturity, they assume their roles as adult predatory mites.