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Real SwirskiFIX

Amblyseius swirskii

Real SwirskiFIX (Amblyseius swirskii) is a voracious predatory mite for the control of thrips, whitefly and tarsonemid mites. Real SwirskiFIX feed on both the egg and larval stage of thrips and whitefly. Real SwirskiFIX is adapted to withstand high temperatures between 30°C and 35°C but requires high humidity and therefore is more suitable to greenhouse crops.

Mode of Action

Effective against:

  • Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)
  • Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
  • Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)
  • Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
  • Two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychusurticae)
  • Broad mites (Polyphagotarsonemuslatus)
  • Cyclamen mites (Phytonemuspallidus)

Real SwirskiFIX:

  • Applicable in many fields and protected crops
  • Fast development in suitable conditions
  • Spreads well in the crop
  • Suitable for aerial release.

Introduce Real SwirskiFIX as a preventive method and when the first signs of a pest appear.


Real SwirskiFIX can be use in a wide range of field and protected crops including fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. They perform best at temperatures of 20-30°C.


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.