Origin

Amblyseius swirskii is found in the wild in the eastern Mediterranean region, i.e. Israel, Italy, Cyprus and Egypt. The predatory mite is found there in crops like apples, vegetables and cotton. In Israel, A. swirskii is also frequently found in citrus crops.

About the name

On this website, the name Amblyseius swirskii is always used to refer to this predatory mite. In publications, it may also be referred to as Typhlodromips swirskii. This is the same creature but with a different 'forename' (genus). Taxonomists differ in their views regarding the naming of this mite.