Adult Green Lacewings (Chrysoperla rufilabris) are beneficial insects in establishing a standing population for continued control of pests or for improved pollination. Since lacewing larvae are the predatory stage, introduce adults early in the growing season prior to when garden pest control is needed. Each female adult lacewing lays around 200 eggs in a lifetime.
Preferred Food: Adult green lacewing sustain themselves on pollen, honeydew and nectar, laying eggs as they feed. Larvae feed on soft-bodied insects including aphids, mealy bugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, caterpillar eggs, thrips and whiteflies. Method of Shipment, Biology and Release Rates: The adults are sold in containers (buckets) of 100 or 500 and should be released the day of receipt. Adult Green Lacewings are minor pollinators and do not provide active pest control themselves.
Optimal Temperatures: 67-90°F, RH >30%
Release Rates: Rates vary based on pest pressure. Repeat applications every 7-10 days until pest problems subside or your desired outcome is achieved.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica Gyllenhal), Aphids (Mult), Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta), Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris asparagi (common); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted)), Bean Beetles - Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)), Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Black Scale (Saissetia oleae), Brown Almond Mite (Bryobia rubrioculus), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae), Caterpillar Eggs (Mult), Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Coconut Mealybug (Nipaecoccus nipae), Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Grape Leafhopper (Erythroneura elegantula), Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Leafhopper (Empoasca sp), Mealybug (Planococcus citri), Mealybug (Pseudococcus sp), Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Mites (Tetranychus sp), Oleander Scale (Phenacaspis sp), Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae), Potato Leafhopper; Bean Jassid (Empoasca fabae), Psyllids (Mult), Scale (Mult.), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp), Spider Mite (Mult), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Sweetpotato Whitefly (Bemisia sp), Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)
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