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Predatory beetle

RODOLIA CARDINALIS

Effective against Icerya

The product

RODOLIA CARDINALIS

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What does RODOLIA CARDINALIS look like? 

This predatory beetle is 2.5-4 mm in size. Males are slightly smaller than females. RODOLIA CARDINALIS is red and hablack dots that can vary in their pattern. The hairs covering its body can sometimes give them a dusty appearance. The females can lay about 200 eggs, often in the ridged Icerya egg pouches. The eggs are bright, out of which red-brown larvae hatch. Pupae are red with black. Development from egg to adult takes approximately four weeks. 

RODOLIA Rodolia cardinalis adult
RODOLIA CARDINALIS adult
RODOLIA Rodolia cardinalis larvae
RODOLIA CARDINALIS larvae
How does RODOLIA CARDINALIS work? 

RODOLIA CARDINALIS is a real specialist and only eats Icerya, which makes it very effective. The small beetle larvae only eat Icerya eggswhile larger larvae and adults feed from all stages. 

When can RODOLIA CARDINALIS be applied? 

In colder climates like the Netherlands, RODOLIA CARDINALIS can be applied in greenhouses, indoor gardens and botanical gardens. In warmer climates, like the Mediterranean region, RODOLIA CARDINALIS can be used outdoors. RODOLIA CARDINALIS is very sensitive for (side) effects of chemical pesticides.