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PRODUCT AND APPLICATION: 

Aphidius Mix System comes in a 250 ml plastic tube with 1.500 mummies (500 Aphidius colemani, 250 Aphidius ervi, 500 Aphidius matricariae, 250 Aphelinus abdominalis), in a buckwheat carrier. Each of the 4 species targets a different species of aphid, so it is useful in situations where the species of aphid cannot be identified or where there are multiple species infecting the crop. The optimal temperature for use, is 18-22°C (64–71.5°F) and relative humidity is 60-80%. Introduce Aphidius Mix System as soon as possible after receipt.

Aphidius Mix (A. colemani, A. ervi, A. matricariae, A. abdominalis) – 1,500 pcs

$190.00

SKU: APHI-MIX.

Aphidius Mix (A. colemani, A. ervi, A. matricariae, A. abdominalis) – 1,500 pcs

$190.00

SKU: APHI-MIX.
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Aphid – Cotton/Melon

The cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)
The cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) is a 0.9-1.8 mm small, round aphid with typical black spiracles. The colour varies from light yellow to dark-green, or sometimes almost black. It has a short cauda, no head front knobs, and antennae shorter than the body.

The cotton aphid originates from warmer regions where it is a pest on cotton and Cucurbitaceae. Thanks to the warm climate in greenhouses it can also survive northern winters. The cotton aphid is mainly a pest on greenhouse vegetables such as cucumber and melon, and on ornamentals such as chrysanthemum andhibiscus. Greenhouse strains do not change their host plant. After hibernation in the greenhouse this aphid can become a pest early in spring.

More than other aphid species, populations of cotton aphids can grow very fast. There exist several strains of cotton aphids, each with a specific preference for a certain host and resistance against pesticides.

ABOUT: Aphidius species are also known as parasitoid wasps. There is diversity in appearance between species, but generally adult females are black with brown legs, long antennae and a long, pointed abdomen. They are roughly 2-3 mm (1/8 inch) in length. The adult female wasp attacks aphids and attempts to lay an egg in the aphid’s body. As the larva develops it feeds on the aphid before emerging as an adult. Parasitized aphids are referred to as mummies; they resemble small cocoons. Female wasps lay about 100 eggs and attack hundreds of aphids during their life cycle.