Effective against citrus mealybug
What does ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI look like?
Female parasitoids are 1.5-2 mm in size, have a brown body and blue-grey eyes. Males are smaller than females and black. Females have a dark thickened antennae base, while the rest of the antennae is white. Males lack this thickened base part. Male antennae are gray and feathered. Eggs and larvae develop inside the host. Parasitized mealybugs bulge and darken. The young parasitoids emerge from a hole on the side of the mummy. Mummies are yellow brown in colour.
How does ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI work?
The parasitoid ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI parasitizes mainly second– and third instar and young adult mealybugs. Besides citrus mealybugs, ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI parasitizes also other mealybugs species like the closely related Ficus mealybug.
When can ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI be applied?
ANAGYRUS PSEUDOCOCCI is most effective around 25°C. The lower threshold for development is 13°C; the upper threshold is 38°C. This parasitoid is used in ornamentals, indoor gardens and botanical gardens, where it can establish a population. At the start, multiple introductions are necessary, roughly every 2-3 weeks until sufficient parasitization occurs.
For heavy mealybugs infestations a combination with the predatory beetle CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI is advised.
Other products against mealybug
– All mealybug species
– Long-tailed mealybug
– Solanum mealybug
– Obscure mealybug