New Featured Creatures! Amblyseius swirskii. By Doğramaci, Kakkar and Arthurs.
We are pleased to announce a new beneficial predatory mite Featured Creatures!
Amblyseius swirskii 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.
Authors: Mahmut Doğramaci, Garima Kakkar and Steven Arthurs, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida
Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for her submission of this UF-IFAS Featured Creatures Publication!