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Aphidoletes aphidimyza

$18.00

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

$18.00

Orders for A. aphidimyza must be received by noon on Friday for shipment the following Wednesday.

TARGET PEST: Aphids; 60+ species

FOR YOUR FILES: Aphidoletes aphidimyza technical sheet

  • Aphidoletes aphidimyza larvae are voracious native predators of over 60 species of aphids. Aphidoletes are used to control aphids indoors in commercial greenhouses and interior plantscapes as well as outdoors in orchards, shade trees, roses, and home gardens. The larvae need to burrow into damp soil, peat moss, sawdust or other growth media to pupate. In greenhouses with bare plastic or concrete floors, survival will be low unless such organic materials are provided. Adding a very thin layer (1/8 inch) of sand, sawdust or other organic materials under the leaf zones of plants will improve cycling of Aphidoletes. It may be necessary to control ants in conservatories and around outdoor trees (use ant bait) because they can protect aphid colonies by removing predator larvae.

  • 0.05-0.1+ midge per square foot of crop canopy

  • Aphidoletes is sent as pupae (cocoons) in moist vermiculite or sand. For control of cotton/melon aphid, which reproduces very quickly, Aphidoletes  should be used along with Aphidius parasitic wasps.
  • Orders for A. aphidimyza must be received by noon on Friday for shipment the following Wednesday. Beneficial insects are normally shipped by FedEx Ground within the state of Washington, and by FedEx Express elsewhere in the USA. Please contact us directly if you require a different method of shipping. Live insects may not be shipped to Hawaii.