ADALIA larvae

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ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae are the voracious larvae of the indigenous two-spotted lady beetle. They are effective biological control agents of many aphid species in nearly every situation. ADALIA larvae are available in units of 50, 100 or 250 (business customers only). The larvae are packaged in a biodegradable paper bag with carrier material and food.

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Description

What are ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae?

ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae are the voracious larvae of the indigenous two-spotted lady beetle Adalia bipunctata. The larvae look very different from the adult beetles: they are grey to black, elongated insects with six long legs with which they swiftly move over the plant.

How do ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae work?

The larvae are effective against many diferent aphid species, such as lime aphid, maple aphid, rose aphid, foxglove aphid, potato aphid and green peach aphid.
As soon as the bag is opened and attached to the plant, the larvae exit the bag and start their search for aphids. The larvae require a lot of food for their development: they consume hundreds of aphids. The pest population quickly reduces: you can see an effect after only one week. The larvae molt regularly and their shedded skins remain behind on the plant. These skinds can easily be found: they look like small, black flakes. Be aware: these are not dead larvae!

How to combine ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae

In greenhouses and indoor gardens ADALIA larvae match rather good with parasitoids such as APHIPAR and APHISCOUT. The larvae prey upon the hot spots of the pest whereas the specialized parasitoids are far better searchers and will be superior in finding aphids all over the plants.

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Additional information

Availability

available

Shelf life

use immediately

Delivery time

24 hours

Pest

aphids

Producer

Entocare

Type of product

predatory beetle

Unit size

100, 250, 30, 50

Where to apply

hobby greenhouse, indoor garden, ornamental garden, ornamental production, public park, vegetable garden, vegetable production

Application

indoors: January - December
urban trees: May - July
ornamental garden/kitchen garden: April - October

T = 15 - 28 °C

RH = 50 - 80%

greenhouses
indoor gardens
hobby greenhouse
(urban) trees
arboriculture
ornamental garden

Use 1 unit of 100 larvae per tree.
When diameter of stem is more than 30 cm use 1 unit of 250 per tree.
In ornamental garden: 1 unit of 50 larvae fits for 1-3 shrubs.
Repeat treatment whenever nuisance continues and no larvae are present.

User Manual

  • Open the little bag and put it into the plant or tree while using the closing strip. Put it close to aphid hot spots.
  • The larvae will move upwards out of the little bag searching for their prey.
  • You may also scatter the contents of the little bag over the infested plant(s).
  • In between the woodfibers some black coloured remnants of molting skins of the larae may remain.
ADALIA BIPUNCTATA larvae against aphids
ADALIA larvae
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