Predatory bug

THRIPOR

Orius laevigatus

Effective against several thrips species, such as western flower thrips and palm thrips

The product

THRIPOR

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What does THRIPOR look like? 

THRIPOR contains the predatory bug Orius laevigatus. The adult bugs are approximately 2 mm long and brown to black with light patches on the wings. Males and females look similar. A female can deposit around 125 eggs during her life. The eggs are deposited inside leaf tissue and are barely visible. When nymphs have just hatched, they are almost colourless but quickly turn yellow to orange or brown. Almost all nymph stages have red eyes. 

How does THRIPOR work? 

All stages of Orius can kill thrips: they puncture the thrips and feed on their contents. At high densities more preys are killed than is needed for food. An Orius female can eat twelve thrips per day under optimal conditions. Orius can survive on aphids, spider mite, butterfly eggs and pollen in the absence of thrips. This makes the product suitable for preventive use. The predatory bugs develop best between 20°C to 30°C with an optimum at 26°C. At those conditions, the development time is 20 days. 

When can THRIPOR be applied? 

THRIPOR is used in greenhouses and indoor plantings to control thrips. Distribute the content of the bottle in the crop. Be careful with removing shoots, because these can contain predatory bug eggs. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides. Ask advice for deployment strategies. 

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