Type of use
Preventative and curative
Conditions of use
Alternative sources of food
Montyline contains the predatory mite, Amblyseius montdorensis.
It predates on whiteflies as well as thrips, aculops and other small soft bodied pests making establishment in the absence of thrips more likely. It also eats significantly more prey than A. cu. In the absence of prey it can also survive on the plant by feeding on pollen or fungus so it is ideal for preventive control of whitefly and thrips.
Montyline is a stronger mite than A.cu and Starskii feeding on a later instar larval stage of species such as Frankliniella occidentalis, and also on larvae of larger and more aggressive thrips species such as Thrips fuscipennis.
Active at a broader range of temperatures than other predatory mites, particularly down to a lower threshold of 12°C, makes it perfect for controlling pests in more challenging environmental conditions.
At lower humidities eggs laid in the open may dry out and not hatch but the microclimate on the leaf is higher than in the air so this is, in practice, unlikely to happen.
Due to the large numbers of crops and release systems rates are highly variable; example programs are supplied for different crops.