Effective against fungus gnats, thrips pupae, pot worm and European pepper moth
What does MACROMITE look like?
Like the name the name implies, Macrochelus robustulus, is a somewhat large mite, about 0.8 mm in size. It is oval-shaped and has a brown shield with brown legs. The nymphs are white and turn brown when they age. The mites can be found in and around the soil at the plant base, but never in the plant itself.
How does MACROMITE work?
Adults mites and nymphs feed on thrips pupae and other soil-dwelling insects like fungus gnats. They significantly reduce damage from these pests.
When can MACROMITE be applied?
MACROMITE is used for the control of eggs, larvae and pupae of fungus gnats (Sciaridae), with a preference for smaller larvae. It can also be applied to control pot worm larvae (Lyprauta). The predatory mite also feeds on other soil-dwelling insects, such as springtails, thrips pupae, nematodes, Duponchelia fovealis eggs, cabbage fly (Deia radicum) and Oribatida mites. Optimal conditions are moist, humus-rich soils. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies.
Other products against fungus gnats and thrips
– Fungus gnats
– Beetle larvae
– Thrips pupae
– Many different thrips species
– (False) spider mite