Large Lacewing Larvae 500 (100sqm)
The lacewing larvae eat thrips, red spider mite, small caterpillar eggs and mealy bugs. The larvae can be introduced in fruit and vegetable crops or ornamentals. The larvae are approximately 0.8 mm and eat up to 50 aphids per day.
If ants are present it will reduce the efficiency of the ladybird larvae, use Insect Barrier Glue to stop ants crawling up plants and trees.
As the larvae cannot fly, they need to be able to reach their prey; the larvae should therefore be placed near the aphids. The larvae are able to move 4-5 km before they become adults. The adult lacewing lays approximately 20 eggs per day. From egg to adult takes about 30 days.
Ants protect aphids, and fight with the lacewings. For maximum efficiency, ensure no ants are present, Insect Barrier Glue or Glue Bands may be used to solve this problem
One pack treats up to 100 sq.m
Please note: Orders for insects are placed with the supplier on a Friday morning at 8am for delivery the following week. Insects arrive with the customer on a Thursday or Friday. We do not hold stock