Scientific name:
Amblydromalus limonicus
Common name:
Predatory mite
Product category:
Natural enemy
Use for:
Use for: Thrips Whiteflies
  • Generalist predatory mite for the control of thrips and whiteflies

  • Can be used at relatively low temperatures

  • Especially recommended to suppress high densities

  • Generalist predatory mite for the control of thrips and whiteflies

  • Can be used at relatively low temperatures

  • Especially recommended to suppress high densities

Use for

Use for


Larvae of various species of thrips (first and second larval stages); Eggs and larvae of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) and cotton whitefly (Bemisia tabaci).


Do not use in tomato.

How it works

How it works

Mode of action

Predatory mites pierce their prey with their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents.


Product specifications

Product specifications

Pack size 12,500 predatory mites.
Presentation 1,000 ml bottle.
Carrier Millet husks, bran and sawdust.

Directions for use

Directions for use


  • 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
  • Can also be applied with (Mini)-Air(o)bug


The dosage of Limonica depends on climate, crop and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction as soon as the first pests are detected in the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 50-250 per m2/release. Releases should be repeated once or twice, or until control is achieved. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.

Environmental conditions

Amblydromalus limonicus is most effective at temperatures between 13 and 25°C (55 and 77°F). It is not effective above 30°C (86°F). A. limonicus is sensitive to relative humidity below 70%.

Combined use

Can be combined with Orius spp.. Do not mix with other generalist predatory mites (Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris, Amblyseius andersoni).


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

Side effects

Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on biological solutions. Find out which pesticides have side effects on this product.

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Product handling

Product handling

Storage time after receipt

1-2 days.

Storage temperature

12-14°C/ 54-57°F.

Storage conditions

In the dark, provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation.

"The general conditions of Koppert (Koppert B.V. and/or of its affiliated companies) apply. Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements. Koppert cannot be held liable for unauthorized use. Koppert is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions."

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