Bio OriusSKU: TL06606250
Commonly known as the Minute Pirate Bug, Orius insidiosus is a generalist predator that can be used in a wide variety of crops. In addition to the adult and nymph stages of thrips, they also predate whiteflies, aphids, mites, and lepidopteran eggs. Orius are highly mobile and can feed on pollen, making them an excellent biocontrol option to release preventatively if blooming flowers or Artemia are available to support population establishment.
Thrips, whitefly, aphids, mites, caterpillars
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.