CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae

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CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae are voracious larvae that can be used for the biological control of all speacies of mealybug indoors. The larvae prefer a warm and humid environment. CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae are available per 25 and 100 (business customers). They are packaged in a biodegradable container with cardboard scraps and food.

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Description

What are CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae?

This product contains larvae of the predatory beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri. The larvae are covered in white, waxy filaments and especially the young stages resemble mealybugs. However, the predator larvae are fluffier and move faster than mealybugs.

How do CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae work?

The predatory beetle larvae eat all stages of mealybug. However, the young larvae have a preference for young mealybugs. The larvae feed on the inner part of the mealybug: the white, waxy shell remains on the plant. CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae can be used to control all species of mealybug and are especially effective in removing mealybug hot spots. An effect is visible within one week.

How to combine CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae

The larvae remove mealybug hotspots. To control the more dispersed mealybugs, we advise to release parasitoids in addition. For example LEPTOMASTIX DACTYLOPII or ANAGYRUS FUSCIVENTRIS.

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Additional information

Availability

available

Shelf life

2-3 days at 13°C

Delivery time

24 hours

Pest

mealybug

Producer

Entocare

Type of product

predatory beetle

Unit size

100, 25

Where to apply

hobby greenhouse, indoor garden, ornamental production

Application

January - December

less active in winter

T = 20 - 35 °C

RV = 60 - 80%

floriculture
indoor garden
hobby greenhouse

Apply 5-10 larvae per m² at high pest densities
Release more larvae when infestation is heavy.
Repeat every 2-3 weeks until the infestation reduces.

User manual

  • Open the container close to the mealybug hot spot.
  • Distribute the pieces of cardboard with the larvae over the drop.
  • Put the container in or under the plant.
  • The last larvae will crawl out and search for their prey.
CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larva against mealybug
CRYPTOLAEMUS MONTROUZIERI larvae
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