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Aphidoline AA (Aphidoletes aphidimyza) Vermiculite Bottle of 1000 Pupae

Code: FGAPJ
£31.27 Ex VAT.

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Specifications

Weight

0.12 kg

Colour

Green

Technical Comments

Most crops can be infested with aphids. Damage is caused in three ways: sucking plant sap when feeding, excretion of honeydew leading to sooty mould and some species can transmit plant viruses leading to distortion and disfigured plant growth. Biological control with parasites, predators and fungal pathogens are available depending on crop and environmental conditions. There are a large number of aphid species and identification can be important when parasitic wasps are to be used. Depending on the species there can be alternate plant hosts. Winged forms develop under conditions of high density to migrate to alternate hosts. Resistance to some insecticides is a serious issue with some species.

Activity / Control

Larvae feed on over 60 aphid species, including those common in field and protected crops within the UK. Introduced as cocoons from which adults emerge. The blister packs enable monitoring and mating of adults on release. Adults lay eggs next to aphid colonies located by the scent of honeydew, larvae develop as tiny orange maggots that feed on aphids. One larva can survive on 5 large aphids but will kill up to 35 or more.

Application Method

Between April and September for re-cycling generations, however they can be used all year round if supplementary lighting is available.

About

Introduced as cocoons from which adults emerge. Adults lay eggs next to aphid colonies located by the scent of honeydew, larvae develop as tiny orange maggots that feed on aphids.
One larva can survive on 5 large aphids but will kill up to 35 or more. Aphidoletes aphidimyza larvae feed on more than 60 different species of aphid, including those common in field and protected crops within the UK.