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Predatory beetle

CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS

Effective against all armoured scale species

The product

CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS

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What does CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS look like? 

CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS is a shiny black, spherical beetle of about 4 mm in size. The orangbrown head is difficult to distinguish. The belly is chestnut brown. The larvae are yellowbrown and have a prickly appearance 

CHILIX Chilocorus nigritus larva
CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS larva
CHILIX Chilocorus nigritus adult
CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS adult
How does CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS work? 

CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS eats both small and large stages of scale insects. The larvae and adults of the beetle lift the cover and feed from the scale insect that is hiding underneath the cover. Often feeding damage is visible as open folded covers or holes in the cover edges 

When can CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS be applied? 

CHILOCORUS NIGRITUS is used in greenhouses and indoor plantings to control various scale insects. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies. 

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