Parasitoid

ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS

Effective against long-tailed mealybug

The product

ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS

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What does ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS look like? 

Females of the parasitoid ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS are yellow-grey with striking blue eyes. The antennae base of females is thickened. Males are black with dark, feathered antennae. Females are approximately 3 mm in size, males are slightly smaller. Parasitized mealybugs bulge and darken. Young parasitoids emerge from a little hole at end of the cocoon. 

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ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS female
LONGIX-Af Anagyrus fusciventris male
ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS male
How does ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS work? 

The parasitoid ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS parasitizes the largest stages of the long-tailed mealybug. A single egg is deposited per mealybug, which leads to one parasitoid emerging from a parasitized mealybug. Adult parasitoids feed by puncturing and feeding from younger mealybug stages. This kills young mealybugs. 

When can ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS be applied? 

ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS can be used in greenhouses and indoor plantings against long-tailed mealybugs (Pseudococcus longispinus). Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies. 

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