Parasitoid

APHILIN

Aphelinus abdominalis

Effective against foxglove aphid, potato aphid and green peach aphid

The product

APHILIN

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What does APHILIN look like? 

Females of the parasitoid Aphelinus abdominalis are 2.5-3mm in size, has a black thorax, yellow abdomen, short legs and short antennae. Males are slightly smaller and their abdomen is darker. A parasitized aphid bulges, elongates and turns black (mummy). An adult parasitoid emerges from the mummy through an irregular, serrated hole at the back of the mummy.  

APHILIN Aphelinus abdominalis biological control aphids
APHILIN parasitizes an aphid
How does APHILIN work? 

Larger aphids are used for oviposition and smaller aphids are punctured and fed on (host feeding). Hyperparasitizing (parasitizing of the parasitoid) is less common than in Aphidius species.  

When can APHILIN be applied? 

APHILIN can be used to control potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae) and foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani) in greenhouses and indoor plantings. It is also known to parasitize the green peach aphid. Distribute the content of the bottle close to infested plants. After two weeks the first mummies appear in the crop. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies. 

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