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Podisus maculiventris

$60.00

Podisus maculiventris

$60.00

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Available as eggs or as nymphs and adults, 250 per bottle. Direct ship only, please contact us to order.

TARGET PEST: caterpillars

  • Also known as spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris are predators of gypsy moth caterpillars and the larvae of beetles such as the Colorado potato beetle and the Mexican bean beetle. 
  • Roughly 9-12+ eggs per square foot of canopy
  • Podisus has a long life cycle and will take several months to become established so other biological controls should be used along with it at recommended rates.

    When caterpillar populations are mixed ages, the suggested release pattern is evenly throughout the greenhouse. Early in the season, caterpillars generations may not overlap, therefore release Podisus only in “hot spots”.

  • Orders for P. maculiventris must be received by noon on Friday for shipment the following Wednesday, with exceptions for major holidays. 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.