• Macro-Mite

Macrocheles robustulus

For targeted biological pest control against: 

  • Sciarid fly eggs, larvae, and pupae
  • Thrips pupae
  • Lyprauta larvae

How it works

Mode of action

The predatory mites feed on larvae of sciarid flies, thrips pupae, and other soil-dwelling insects. The mites appear in and on the soil and at the base of plant stems. The reduction of the infestation level occurs at a slow but steady rate.

Directions for use


  • Turn and shake the cardboard cylinder gently before use
  • Spread the material evenly on soil or planting medium (not on the plastic)


The dosage of Macro-Mite depends on climate, crop, planting medium, and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction preventively or as soon as the first pests are detected in the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 100-500 per m2/release. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognised distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.

Environmental conditions

For optimal results, the soil has to be moist, rich in organic matter, and have a loose structure. The minimum temperature for successful use of Macro-Mite is 15°C.

Combined use

For thrips control, Macro-Mite should be combined with generalist predatory mites (Amblydromalus limonicus, Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris) and/or Orius spp.

3L / 50 000 mites

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  • Product Code: 176-3617
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R947.17

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Tags: Macro-Mite, Predatory Mites, Mites, Sciarid, Flies, Thrips, Biological Pest Control, Beneficial Insects, IPM, Integrated Pest Management

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