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Steinernema carpocapsae

Steinernema carpocapsae

Steinernema carpocapsae belongs to entomopathogenic nematodes and contains a symbiotic bacterium Xenrhabdus nematophilus.


Unit of packaging

A package contains 500 million of invasive larvae, small package contains 50 mln.

Transportation and storage

Store in the dark.

Storage temperature: 2-6°C.


Steinernema carpocapsae is used to control various types of moth (for example, Cotton moth) and other caterpillars, leaf miners, sciarid (fungus gnat) and other pests in closed and open ground.

Mode of action

Steinernema carpocapsae has a mechanism of action on harmful insects, which is characteristic of the entomopathogenic nematodes of the family Steinernematidae, to which it belongs. Larvae of the third instar actively or passively enter the pest, where they feed on its contents and infect it with pathogenic microorganisms. Bacteria cause infection of all tissues and organs of the insect and its death.

Method and rates of application of Steinernema carpocapsae

Ways of use and application rates are the same as for Steinernema feltiae: 0.5 million units per m2 when applied to soil and 0.25 million nematodes per m2 for spraying.


It is recommended to use Steinernema carpocapsae at a soil temperature of 14 to 33°C.


Invasive larva Steinernema carpacapsa is smaller in comparison with Steinernema feltiae, its length is only 0.5-0.6 mm.


It is recommended to apply in the evening, in order to avoid the negative impact of ultraviolet on the nematode.