MACRO-MITE / Macrocheles robustulus
MACRO-MITE / Macrocheles robustulus

MACRO-MITE / Macrocheles robustulus

Predatory mite
Use Macro - Mite for the biological pest control of:
  • thrips pupae
  • the eggs, larvae and pupae of sciarid flies
  • Lyprauta larvae
Cardboard cylinders, containing 50,000 predatory mites (all stages) in vermiculite and peat
Rate (ind/m2)
Interval (days)
Preventive 250 200 1x -  
Light curative - - - -  
Heavy curative - - - -  
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 specialist of our company.
How does Macro - Mite work
Adults and nymphs feed on thrips pupae and other soil insects. The mites appear on and in the soil and around the base of plant stems. They do not transfer on to the plant itself. The mites reduce infections of thrips and black fungus gnat.


Application Macro - Mite
  • Rotate/shake the cylinder gently before use
  • Spread material on the soil or on the pot
Best working conditions Macro - Mite
For optimal results the soil has to be moist, rich in humus and have a loose structure. The minimum temperature for successful use of Macro-Mite is 15°C
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 Macro - Mite, please follow the instructions below.
  • After receipt: 1-2 days
  • Temperature: 10-15°C
  • In the dark
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here