Bio AphidoletesSKU: 6603406
Aphidoletes aphidimyza is a predatory midge that feeds on over 70 species of aphids. It is only the larval stage that predates the aphids, so it is recommended that they are introduced early in order to give time for this stage to develop. They can multiply quickly and are recommended for heavy infestations.
The release rate and frequency of introductions should be determined according to the nature of the target crop, the ecosystem (e.g. open field or greenhouse), and the level of infestation.
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.