Parasitoid

APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII

Effective against American, Australian and Surinam cockroach

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APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII

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What does APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII look like? 

APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII females are about 3 mm in size. The males are smaller than females. Both males and females are black. Females deposit their eggs in egg parcels of cockroaches. From the outside it is not visible whether an egg parcel is parasitized. The larvae of the parasitoid eat the nymphs inside of the egg parcel and pupate there. The adult parasitoids emerge quickly after one another through a small hole in the egg parcel. 

PERIPLAN Aprostocetus hagenowii male and female
APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII male (top) and female (bottom)
Australian cockroach Periplaneta australasiae ootheca
Australian cockroach egg parcel
How does APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII work? 

APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII is only effective against cockroach species that produce egg parcels (eg. Periplaneta australasiae and Periplaneta americana). A female lays all her eggs in one to two cockroach egg parcels. From a cockroach egg parcel, 60-70 new parasitoids may be born. The parasitoids mate immediately after emergence from the egg parcels. Unfertilized parasitoid eggs produce male parasitoids and a fertilized egg leads to female parasitoidsGenerally, 80% is female. The effect of APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII becomes noticeable over longer periods of time. 

When can APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII be applied? 

APROSTOCETUS HAGENOWII can be used year-round in greenhouses and indoor plantings, such as botanical gardens and zoos. 

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