Skip to product information
1 of 2


MACRO-MITE - 50.000

MACRO-MITE - 50.000

against thrips, sciarids

MACRO-MITE is a predatory mite that occurs mainly in the soil. It can be used for the biological control of thrips eggs and pupae, fungus gnat eggs and pupae and pot worms. MACRO-MITE is available in units of 50.000 predatory mites and is packaged in a carton container with vermiculite and soil.

Regular price Login to see prices
Regular price Login to see prices Sale price Login to see prices
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.


Product type
predatory mite
western flower thrips, onion thrips, sciarids, european pepper moth
Shelf life
2-3 days at 13°C
Duration of effect
Delivery time
1- 2 days
View full details


MACRO-MITE contains the predatory mite Macrocheles robustulus. It is a relatively large predatory mite that can be used for the biological control of thrips pupae and eggs; fungus gnat pupae and eggs; and pot worm. The predatory mite is about 0;8 mm long and lives in and on the upper layer of the soil. The predatory mite can be located around the base of the plant; but Macrocheles does not occur in the plant itself.

How does MACRO-MITE work?

Both young and old stages of the predatory mite feed on thrips pupae and other soil-dwelling insects. The mites actively move through the upper layer of the soil and aournd the base of the plants. MACRO-MITE prefers a moist; humus-rich soil with a minimum temperature of 15°C.

How to combine MACRO-MITE

Against thrips; MACRO-MITE is great in combination with FRANKLINOTHRIPS VERSPIFORMIS: a predatory thrips effective against leaf-dwelling thrips. It can also be combined with SWIRSKI-MITE PLUS.