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Amblyseius swirskii mite

Close-up view of a mite on a green plant surface. The mite's body is somewhat flat and oval-shaped, with mottled dark-brown coloration while elsewhere light brown and semi-translucent. It's eight short legs are also semi-translucent.

The mite Amblyseius swirskii (adult female shown here) feeds on various insect and mite species, including many notorious pests of vegetable crops. A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management explores the biology and applications of this versatile mite that have propelled it to the forefront of many IPM programs. (Image originally published in Lopez 2023, Journal of Integrated Pest Management)

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