Real CaliFIX

Neoseiulus californicus

Real CaliFIX (Neoseiulus californicus) are aggressive and robust predatory mites used for the control of a range of spider mites. Real CaliFIX tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions and at 30°C they complete their lifecycle in 4 days which is twice as fast as the two-spotted mite.

Mode of Action

Effective against:

  • Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
  • Citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri)
  • European red mite (Panonychus ulmi)
  • Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)
  • Cyclamen mite (Tarsonemus pallidus)

Real CaliFIX:

  • Applicable in many fields and protected crops
  • Can survive on multiple food sources
  • Eats all spider mite stages
  • Effective under hot, dry conditions
  • Suitable for aerial release.

Introduce Real CaliFIX when pest presence is suspected or at the first sign of pest presence. Real PhytoFIX can be introduced for hotspot treatments alongside Real CaliFIX.


Real CaliFIX can be use in a wide range of field and protected crops including fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. They perform best at 40-80% relative humidity and at temperatures of 16-33°C. Real CaliFIX outperform Real PhytoFIX under hot, dry conditions and in crops where temperature and or humidity change dramatically.


Seek advice from RealIPM Technical Consultant before introduction. Manage your spray program by looking at the Sensitivity and Compatibility charts. If pesticides are required, always check for side-effects and select products that are least harmful in your IPM program. Use the Biobest Side Effects app or access the Biobest side-effects manual online.