Bottle contains 500 pupae mixed with wood-chips.
To store in the dark.
Storage temperature: 6-8°C.
Storage after receipt: 18 hours.
Preventively: 0,2-1 unit/m2 every 7 days. For pest control: introduce 2-4 units/m2. If pest density is high, introduce predator every 5-6 days.
Optimal temperature: 18-30°С, humidity: 70-80%. Low effective at temperature over 30 °С.
Color: black with long brown legs, size: 2-3 mm.
Development from egg to imago lasts 10-14 days at temperature 25°C and 21°С correspondingly. During life (2-3 weeks) females lay 100-300 eggs. Wasp parasites the aphid. Develops inside host. In 7 days larva creates cocoon and attaches host to the leaf. Parasited aphid changes color to gold-brown and becomes mummified. In 4 days adult wasp appears. Sex ratio: 2:1 (more females).
If pest density increases sharply, apply insecticides compatible with wasp. Aphidius does not control potato aphid, therefore it is better to identify the pest correctly before wasp introduction. Do not use wasp near yellow glue traps. Wasp does not fly to blue traps.