SPICAL- Plus, 100 or 500 N.californicus sachets / box

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Neoseiulus (=Amblyseius) californicus

Predatory mite Neoseiulus (Amblyseius) californicus targets the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae, AKA: TSM), and has also shown predation on:

  • fruit tree red spider mite, also known as European red mite (Panonychus ulmi)
  • citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri)
  • broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)
  • cyclamen mite (Tarsonemus pallidus)

These predatory mites also survive on other mites and pollen, can survive for a number of weeks without food, and tolerates high temperatures and low humidity.

Application rate:  The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.

Spical Plus App rate

For curative control, always use SPICAL-PLUS in conjunction with SPIDEX (P.persimilis)

Unit of packaging

  • Pack size: 100 or 500 paper sachets on stick
  • Contains: predatory mites + storage mites (all stages) mixed with bran


  • Place sachets near problem areas in the crop
  • Sachets already have exit hole
  • Hold by shaft, else predatory mites are easily damaged

Environmental conditions: Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidities

Storage and handling: Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 17-20°C/63-68°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent COaccumulation


  • Mobile stages: transparant white-orange to yellow, droplet shaped, short legs, looks like Neoseiulus cucumeris
  • Eggs: oblong, transparant to white, attached to hairs along veins on the underside of leaves

Mode of action: Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty.

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From Koppert's East and West coast shipping points:

  • Orders processed by Thursday, 10:30 AM, will ship the following Monday or Tuesday
    • Next Day Air or 2nd Day method when location and conditions allow
  • Orders processed by Monday, 10:30 AM, will ship on Thursday
    • MUST ship by Next Day Air
  • Please note:  If you select a 2nd Day shipping method at checkout, your order will be scheduled to ship the following Monday or Tuesday.
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Will Call pick-up at Everwood Farm:

  • You must have an active Account to use this method.  Contact Us for details.
  • Orders must be processed by Thursday, 10:00 AM, for pickup the following week
  • Model: SPICAL-Plus
  • Manufactured by: Koppert Biological

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