Anystis baccarum Crazee Mites
Newest biological control agent available. The Crazee Mite, Anystis baccarum (also known as the Whirligig Mite) is a cosmopolitan predatory mite found throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere and in select areas of the Southern Hemisphere. It is easily recognizable as being relatively large, extremely fast and often running in a seemingly erratic pattern. It primarily feeds on foliar pests and is found most often on undersides of leaves where pests are present.
The Crazee Mites have established themselves as the top thrips predator, an essential addition to aphid and spider mite control programs and a welcomed predator of whitefly, mealybugs, echinothrips, psyllids and more. Growers are welcoming this new biocontrol agent in difficult crops like hanging baskets, calibrachoa, gerbera and succulents.