Mesoseiulus longipes
1. These predators are similar to P. persimilis but can tolerate lower humidity (40% at 70 degrees F). Longipes are effective in temperatures up to 100 degrees F, although a comparable increase in humidity is required. Apply these predators in warm greenhouses and interiorscapes with artificial lighting. The lifespan of the adults, the form in which they are shipped, is 34 days.
2. Longipes is similar in appearance and activity to Persimlis; however, Longipes can tolerate drier conditions and higher temperatures. Longipes does well on taller plants.
Plantscape Designs Inc uses these critters to devour Two Spotted Spider mites on our tall Phyllostachys bamboos within your indoor atrium gardens in downtown Cambridge and Boston Ma business communities.