Aphid Double Mix - A. colemani + A. ervi

$77.25

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SKU: Item# APHIDMIX-500
Description

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Controls Large & Small-Bodied Aphids. Take the guesswork out of which aphid species you need to control.

TARGET PESTS
Black Bean Aphids, Cherry Aphids, Corn Leaf Aphids, Honeysuckle Aphids, Lettuce Aphids, Melon Aphids, Pea Aphids, Peach Aphids, Pear Aphids, Potato Aphids, Rose Aphids, & more.

 

DESCRIPTION
Parasitoid mix commonly used for managing aphid populations. A. colemani primarily targets smaller aphid species, while A. ervi are more effective against larger aphid species. This combination covers a wider range of aphids to serve as hosts. These parasitoids inject eggs into aphid hosts that hatch into larvae within 2-5 days. The larvae immediately start feeding and develop into pupae inside the aphid. After the pupal stage, adults emerge from the protective mummy continuing to parasitize aphids. Females can lay more than 100 eggs during their 2-week lifespan.

 

TEMPERATURE
50-86°F

 

INTRODUCTION RATES
1-5 insects per 10 sq. ft., weekly, 2-3 times.

It's important to note that these release rates serve as general guidelines and may vary based on the specific pest species, the crop or plant being treated, and level of infestation. Proper monitoring of the infestation and the subsequent effectiveness of the released beneficial insect population is crucial for determining the success of the biological control strategy.

 

ITEM NUMBERS
APHIDMIX-500: Minimum of 500 mummies/adults per bottle. 

APHIDMIX-1K: Minimum of 1,000 mummies/adults per bottle.

APHIDMIX-5K: Minimum of 5,000 mummies/adults per bottle.

A food source is provided to ensure that emerged adults arrive in the best possible condition.

 

STORAGE
Do not store adults. Store pupae at 39-46°F for no longer than 48 hours.

 

PRO TIPS:

Proper identification of the aphid species is important. Monitoring the crop closely and introducing beneficial insects early will help in control pest populations.

Pesticides, even wetting agents, and spreader-stickers may adversely affect beneficial insects' survival. Broad spectrum and systemic insecticides are toxic.