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100 Dalotia (Atheta) coriaria Aka: Rove Beetle

Dalotia coriaria is a native species of soil-dwelling rove beetle, which feeds on small insects and mites (e.g., Shore Flies, Fungus Gnats, Moths, Flies, Springtails, Root Mealybug crawlers, Aphids, Spider Mites). Both adults and larvae are aggressive active predators and are attracted to decomposing plants or animal material, and algae where their hosts are found. Since they actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area. Atheta is most effective while numbers are still low (below 10/trap/week), or when applications are started before fungus gnat population becomes well established. One application of Atheta per crop cycle is usually sufficient if started early in the season.