Parasitoid

ERCAL

Eretmocerus eremicus

Effective against greenhouse whitefly and tobacco whitefly

The product

ERCAL

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What does ERCAL look like? 

The female parasitoid is bright yellow with green eyes. The males are dark yellow to brown. Female antennae consist of five segments and male antennae three. The parasitoid is about 0.75 mm in size. All developmental stages, except the adults, are found inside the host body (larvae or pupae of whitefly). The pupal whitefly skin turns yellow during parasitoid development. The coloration is not affected by whitefly species. Adult parasitoid emerges through a small round hole. 

ERCAL Eretmocerus eremicus
ERCAL
ERCAL Eretmocerus eremicus side view
ERCAL
How does ERCAL work? 

This parasitoid is more effective against tobacco whitefly than Encarsia formosaEretmocerus eremicus lays eggs underneath the second and third larval stage of whitefly. The eggs will hatch when the whitefly larvae reach the fourth stage. 

When can ERCAL be applied? 

ERCAL is used to control greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) and tabacoo whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in greenhouses and indoor plantings. Consider multiple introductions. The product is sensitive to several chemical pesticides, but less than Encarsia formosaAsk advice for deployment strategies. 

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