Biological control of three crop pests with Stratiolaelaps scimitus

What are predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus? The predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus are also called as Hypoaspis miles. These mites are well known natural enemies of crop pests including fungus gnats, two-spotted spider mites and thrips. Both adults and larvae of S. scimitus mites look identical … Continued

Control fungus gnats with predatory mites!

The fungus gnat   Fungus gnats (Bradysia spp) are serious pests of many household plants and ornamentals grown in greenhouses and nurseries. These ornamentals include African violets, carnations, chrysanthemums, cyclamen, lilies, geraniums, impatiens and poinsettias. Adults of fungus gnats are tiny … Continued

How do predatory row beetle, Atheta coriaria control insect pests?

Seven facts about predatory row beetles, Atheta coriaria – 1. What are predatory row beetles, Atheta coriaria Predatory row beetles, Atheta coriaria are soil-dwelling beetles and have been used as an excellent biological control agent for the control of various soil-dwelling insect pests (see below) … Continued