Limonica Predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus(also Typhlodromalus limonicus)

Use Limonica for:

Larvae of various species of thrips (first and second larval stages).
Eggs and larvae of greenhouse and cotton whitefly


1000 ml bottle, containing 12,500 predatory mites (nymphs and adults) in millet husks, bran and sawdust

General information

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When to use Limonica?

Use Limonica for biological pest control of the larvae of various species of thrips (first and second larval stages) and the eggs and larvae of greenhouse and cotton whitefly (all larval stages). Introduce Limonica at the first signs of pest's presence.

How does Limonica work?

Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae hunt their prey or wait for it to pass by and then consume it. The mites also feed on pollen and various mite species. Use Limonica in a wide range of leafy green and ornamental crops. Limonica is not recommended for usage in tomato plants.

How to use Limonica

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Application Limonica

  • Turn and shake bottle gently before use
  • Carefully sprinkle material on leaves
  • Make sure the material remains on the leaves for at least a few hours after introduction
  • Do not carry out any work on the crop in the hours after releasing the predatory mites
  • Aim for a minimum of 5,000 release points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface area

Precaution: application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.

Best working conditions Limonica

The predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus is not susceptible to diapause. Therefore, it can be introduced at temperatures as low as 13°C/55.4°F.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Limonica, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 12-14°C/54-57°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation


The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Limonica preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 50/m² 100/m² 250/m²
m²/unit 250 125 50
Interval (days) - 7 7
Frequency 1x 5x 3x
Remarks in sweet pepper, only when pollen is present start as soon as thrips or whitefly is present in cases of severe infestation

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