Dalotia coriara - Rove Beetle - Atheta coriara

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Dalotia (Atheta) coriaria

Item Numbers
ROVE-100 - 100 Count Bottle
ROVE-500 - 500 Count Bottle
ROVE-1K - 1,000 Count Bottle

Target Pests:
Shore flies, Fungus gnats, Western flower thrips, Springtails, Moth Fly Larvae and Root Aphids.


Description:
Atheta coriaria are tiny, elongated, brown beetles with short wings. Rove beetles have an interesting habit of curving upwards like scorpions. These awesome insects have a veracious appetite and can be seen running and flying to attack pests. Rove beetle are great at rapidly colonizing the area they are released.
Rove Beetle is a native beetle which feeds on small soft insects. Including; shore flies, fungus gnats, moth flies, springtails, root mealybug, aphids, spider mites.

Rove beetle can be used alongside with Hypoaspis miles and Beneficial Nematodes for a more complete control of fungas gnat, root aphid, thrips and other soft pests.


Product information:
Rove Beetle is packed in peat/vermiculite media in bottles of 500 adults. Upon receipt adults should be seen crawling and flying around the container. If necessary, containers can be stored for 50°F for up to a week.

Life Cycle:
The complete life cycle takes approximately 20-30 days at 70°F . Eggs hatch in 3-4 days into larva stages. Each larva Rove Beetle can consume 10-20 pests per day. The larva looks similar to the adult. Adult beetle live for up to 21 days and do not go into diapause (hybernation) in controlled environments. IE: greenhouses and indoor grows.

Strategic Considerations:
It is likely that foliar sprays are less harmful than soil drenches.