Neoseiulus Fallacis

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Specification

Total Temperature Range
50-90*F
Relative Humidity %
55-90%
Ideal Conditions
60-85*F, 60-80% RH
Target Pests
Two Spotted Spider Mites, European Red Spider Mites, Clover Mites, Broad Mites, Bank’s Grass Mite
Application Techniques
Vegetative Stage (PDF), Bloom Stage (PDF)

Description

As a "cousin" of Californicus, Neoseiulus Fallacis is every bit as hearty and aggressive. Being a Type II predator as well, it also shares the same consumption and reproduction rates with Californicus.

Fallacis has special survival techniques that have been studied by scientists fairly thoroughly. It overwinters in the soil and cover crop. It enters a state similar to hibernation called diapause and waits until the temperature warms back up and it becomes mobile again. Fallacis enters diapause at a lower temperature than most of its target pests. This action makes it a great predator to use in mid spring when planting. They will stick around in the area and eat the pests still in diapause. It can be used in combination with Hypoaspis Miles as an early preventative IPM strategy as they both enter diapause in lower temperatures than most pests so they can hunt for "sleeping ducks".

Fallacis is found throughout much of North America and some tropical zones. They are used on tens of thousands of acres of coastal California strawberry farms and mint farms in Southern Oregon.