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.
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)
This product and all Beneficial Insects must be shipped OVERNIGHT and will be shipped out each Tuesday of every week, due to the live nature of this product.
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