Aphidoletes aphidimyza, Aphid Midge
Target: Aphids (over 60 species) including green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsuga). all types of aphids, especially those in greenhouses and indoor settings.
Optimum conditions: 64-77° with RH of 70%.
Shipped as pupae. The adults hatch within 1-12 days. Upon hatching, females lay eggs among aphid colonies. After the eggs develop into larvae, they seek out adult aphids, injecting a toxin through their legs to paralyze them. Then they suck out body contents through a hole bitten in their thorax and aphids die.
Application: 1 predator per 10 sq. ft., 2-3 predators per 10 sq.ft. for heavier infestations or 4,500 per acre weekly until infestation subsides.
PLEASE NOTE: All beneficial insects must be Shipped Overnight
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Aphids (Mult), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae)