Aphidoletes aphidimyza 250 Cocoons x4
This predatory gall midge species are voracious predators of aphids at the larval stage feeding on over 60 aphid species, including those common in field and protected crops within the UK.
Introduced as cocoons from which adults emerge.
The blister packs enable monitoring and mating of adults on release. Adults lay eggs next to aphid colonies located by the scent of honeydew, larvae develop as tiny orange maggots that feed on aphids.
One larva can survive on 5 large aphids but will kill up to 35 or more.
Aphidoletes will go into diapause at low light levels (mid-October to mid-March) so application should not be made around this time.
1 individual per 1 m²
For local hotspots increase the rate up to 10 per 1 m².
4 blister packs will treat between 100 and 1000 m2 depending on pest levels.
Climatic conditions required:
Optimum temperature range for Aphidoletes is 15-27°C
Humidity levels of 20-80% are optimum
Open the blisters in the crop by pulling the tab on the back.
Hang some of the blisters in or adjacent to aphid colonies, but place others in areas without obvious infestation. Emerging adults with then fly out into the crop and locate aphid colonies.
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