Scientific name:
Neoseiulus cucumeris
Common name:
Predatory mite
Product category:
Natural enemy
Use for:
Use for: Thrips
  • For the control of thrips

  • Can survive on pollen or other prey

  • For the control of thrips

  • Can survive on pollen or other prey

Use for

Use for


Young larvae of various thrips species.


Do not use in tomato.

How it works

How it works

Mode of action

Predatory mites leave the sachets and enter the crop. There they pierce their prey with their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents.


Product specifications

Product specifications

Pack size 500 sachets. Each sachet contains 1,000 predatory mites and prey mites.
Presentation Sachets in cardboard box.
Carrier Bran.

Directions for use

Directions for use


  • Hang sachets in sheltered locations in the crop, not exposed to direct sunlight
  • Sachets already have an exit hole
  • Hold sachets by the cardboard strip at the top, to avoid damaging the predatory mites


The dosage of Thripex-Plus depends on climate, crop and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction preventively or as soon as the first pest mites are detected in the crop. Use at least 4,000 sachets per ha and hang them evenly spaced in the crop. Release should be repeated after 4 weeks if the pest is not controlled. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.

Environmental conditions

Neoseiulus cucumeris is most effective at temperatures between 15 and 25°C (59 and 77°F). It is not effective at temperatures above 30°C/86°F. Neoseiulus cucumeris is sensitive to relative humidity below 70%.

Combined use

Can be combined with Orius spp.. Do not combine with other generalist predatory mites (Amblyseius swirskii, Amblydromalus limonicus, Amblyseius andersoni).

Side effects

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Product handling

Product handling

Storage time after receipt

1-2 days.

Storage temperature


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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