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Macrolophus caliginosus

Macrolophus caliginosus

Predatory bug kills wide range of pests (all stages), under certain conditions can save its population feeding on plant sap and pollen.

  

Unit of packaging

100 ml bottle contains 500 species mixed with wood chips.

 

Transportation and storage

To store in the dark.

Storage temperature: 6-10°C.

Storage after receipt: 18 hours.

Do not store 4-5 days.

Application

Use to control whitefly (greenhouse and tobacco), thrips, tuta absoluta (tomato moth).

Introduction ratio

Whitefly: 1-1,5 units/m2; thrips: 2 units/m2; tuta absoluta 2,5-4 units/m2. Introduction every 2 weeks during 1-2 months.

Conditions

Optimal temperature: 25-27°С, humidity: 70-85%. Active at temperature above 13°С, tolerates 42°С.

Appearance

Color: green, size: 2,7-3,7 mm.

Life cycle

Life period about 30 days. Female lays 140 during life, however only 70-80 eggs survive. Bug has 7 instars: egg. 5 nymph instars, adult. Development from egg to adult lasts 6-8 weeks. Introduce macrolophus before pest develops to have enough time to develop population in greenhouse. When lack of population predator feeds on frozen eggs of Sitotroga cerealella.

Личинка Макролофуса

Larvae

Characteristics

Under high temperature Macrolophus sucks plant sap damaging it, however the damages are slightly visible and disappear soon.