Effective against greenhouse whitefly and tobacco whitefly
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.
How does ERCAL work?
This parasitoid is more effective against tobacco whitefly than Encarsia formosa. Eretmocerus 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 formosa. Ask advice for deployment strategies.
Other products against whitefly
– Greenhouse whitefly
– Tobacco whitefly
– (False) spider mite
– Several thrips species
– Whitefly and thrips
– Spider mite