Aphidius colemani

tiptopbio

Case Count: Sold Individually. This item does not qualify for our assisted freight program.

Item# COLE-500,

Aphidius colemani

 

Release Rates:

For light infestations, release 1 per 10 sq.ft., weekly.
For moderate infestations, release 1 per sq.ft., weekly as needed.
For heavy infestations, doses may be increased 5 fold.

Item Numbers
COLE-500 - 500 Count Bottle
COLE-1K - 1,000 Count Bottle

Target Pests:
Attacks over 40 Species of small Aphids. Cotton (melon) aphid,  Green Peach Aphid.


Description:
A harmless, tiny, parasitic wasp that attacks several species of aphids. Used mostly in greenhouses. Adult are tiny, black, flying wasp, 2-3 mm long with long antennae. Adult females lay eggs by puncturing aphids and depositing their eggs inside. The eggs then hatch into larvae which consume the aphid. The larvae then spins a cocoon inside the dead aphid. The cocoon is identified as a round, golden brown mummy. The adult will cut a hole at the bottom cocoon.
After the female deposits egg into the aphid it takes about a week for the mummy to form and then another week for the adult to appear. Each female can lay more than 100 eggs.


Product information:
Aphidius colemani are shipped in a container of 500 pupae each. Some adults may have emerged during transit. Sex ratio 65% female.