Aphidoletes Aphidimyza - Aphid predatory midge pupae in vermiculite, 500ml bottle contains 1,000
Type: A small, orange predatory larva, the adult is a nocturnal midge fly.
How it works: Introduced as cocoons from which adults emerge. The blister packs enable monitoring & 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.
Species controlled: Larvae feed on over 60 aphid species, including those common in fields & protected crops within the UK.
When to use: Between April & September for re-cycling generations, however they can be used all year round if supplementary lighting is available.
Rates of use: Normally 1 cocoon per 1 m2per week, for local hotspots increase the rate up to 10 per 1 m2.
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