Swirski mite (suggested common name) Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae)
Adult Amblyseius swirskii feeding on thrips larvae.
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Doğramaci, Mahmut, Garima Kakkar, Vivek Kumar, Jianjun Chen, and Steven Arthurs. 2013. “Swirski Mite (suggested Common Name) Amblyseius Swirskii Athias-Henriot (Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae): EENY565/IN1001, 6/2013”. EDIS 2013 (7). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1001-2013.


Amblyseius is a beneficial predatory mite endemic to the Eastern Mediterranean region. This species is considered a generalist predator, and readily consumes small soft-bodied pest species as well as pollen or plant exudates. Amblyseius swirskii has attracted substantial interest as a biological control agent of mites, thrips and whiteflies in greenhouse and nursery crops and is currently reared and sold commercially in Europe and North America for this purpose. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Mahmut Dogramaci, Garima Kakkar, Vivek Kumar, Jianjun Chen, and Steven Arthurs, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2013.


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