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Predatory thrips

KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS

Effective against boisduval scale, rose scale and oleander scale

The product

KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS

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What does KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS look like? 

The body of KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS is 2 mm long and very slim, almost needle-like. The head and thorax and brown and the abdomen yellow. The legs are yellow except the front femurs, which are mainly brown. Larvae are translucent with red-orange spots. 

Karnyothrips immature
KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS larva
Karnyothrips adult
KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS adult
How does KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS work? 

Both larvae and adults are efficient hunters. They actively search for prey. KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS is a predatory thrips that originates from tropic regions. This predatory thrips is a natural enemy of several scales (Coccidae, Diaspididae, Lepidosaphespoperis Gr. and Aspidiotus destructor Sign.). KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS’ narrow body enables it to crawl underneath covers and between layers of scales. This thrips is found in citrus trees, vines, ground cover, grass, bamboo and dead plant materials. 

When can KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS be applied? 

KARNYOTHRIPS MELALEUCUS is used in greenhouses and indoor plantings to control several types of armoured scale insects. The wood chips containing predatory thrips are distributed on infested leaves. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies. 

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