Shorefly Exterminator - Mailback - 100 Dalotia (Atheta) coriaria


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Thrives in damp conditions. Introduce early during propagation cycles in greenhouses. Active flyer and fast runner.

Fungus Gnats, Root Aphids, Shoreflies, Spider Mites, Thrips, Springtails, Root Mealybugs, Sow Bugs, Rollie-Pollies, & more.

Scientific Name: Dalotia (Atheta) coriara
DALOTIA are nocturnal soil-dwelling generalist predators that targets a wide range of underground pests in various life stages, particularly eggs. Measuring about 3-4mm long, they are light to dark brown in color with short wing covers and flexible elongated abdomens that curve upward under certain stimuli. DALOTIA are active fliers and fast runners so it’s advisable to wait until you’re in the release area to open the container. Adult females lay several hundred individual eggs in the soil or growing medium near pest populations. These eggs hatch within 3-7 days into larvae, initiating an active feeding phase that lasts for about 10-14 days before entering the pupal stage. After approximately 3-7 days of pupation, they emerge from the cocoon as adults. The lifecycle from egg to adult is approximately 14-21 days, and the adult lifespan is about 2-4 weeks.

0.2-1 beetle per sq. ft. Only calculate soil surface.
If transplanted, release again.

Store at 45-55°F for no longer than 2 days.