Soil-dwelling predatory mite. Hypoaspis miles will shy away from light. To view, turn off the lights for 5-10 minutes, then dump a spoonful onto white paper and use a flashlight to view mites.

Hypoaspis miles are native, soil-dwelling predatory mites. These industrious predators have eight legs and oval bodies in shades of brown to tan. They're essential partners in combating underground pests.

Adaptable and versatile, Hypoaspis miles thrives across various environmental conditions, from greenhouses to container plant systems, offering consistent pest control support.

Remarkably, female Hypoaspis miles can lay up to 60 eggs directly within the soil, strategically targeting pest hot-spots. Within a mere 1-2 days, these eggs hatch into voracious larvae, eagerly seeking out their prey.

Throughout their development stages, spanning 5-7 days, the larvae mature into adults, perpetuating the cycle of protection. From egg to adult, the entire life cycle spans approximately 14 days, with adults sustaining their pest management duties for an impressive 3-6 weeks.