Bio AphidiusSKU: TL06603405
Aphidius colemani is a parasitic wasp that controls over 40 aphid species including the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), the cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), and the tobacco aphid (M. p. nicotianae). Aphidius inserts an egg into the body of its host aphid, and as the wasp pupates, the aphid gradually turns into a hardened mummy, usually golden-brown in colour. The adult Aphidius female is able to lay up to 200 eggs during a lifetime of just a couple days. They are strong fliers, and are even able to locate individual aphids, making them a great preventative option, but please note that intensive crop de-leafing will hamper the establishment of the Aphidius population, since mummies are attached to the leaf.
Sold in the form of parasitized aphid mummies.
Why Use Biologicals?
One of the primary benefits of using beneficial insect release is that the process avoids chemical pest control methods such as pesticides. While pesticides are effective at controlling and eliminating pests, some plants and beneficial insects like bees can be affected negatively. Beneficial insects are a natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable way to control pests.
How to order
TerraLink orders beneficials every Tuesday morning for delivery the following week. Order cut-off time is 4:30 pm Monday. Fly parasite orders are placed every other Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday. Email your order to the TerraLink Order Desk or call 1-800-661-4559.