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PRODUCT AND APPLICATION: 

Aphidoletes is delivered as 1,000 pupae mixed with vermiculite. Open the bottle and put it close to plants infected with aphids or sprinkle the vermiculite on a moist substrate. General guidelines for use: Upon first detection of aphids, use 0.5-2 midge/m2 every week for at least 3 weeks. Use up to 5-10 midge/m2 for hotspots and heavier infestations. Aphidoletes should be combined with parasitic wasps. Introduce the beneficials as soon as possible after receipt. If storage is necessary, keep them at 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) in the dark. Ideal relative humidity is 85%.

Aphidoletes – 1000 pcs

$47.90

SKU: APH1K.

Aphidoletes – 1000 pcs

$47.90

SKU: APH1K.
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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: Aphidoletes aphidimyza is a type of gall midge. Larvae feed on over 70 aphid species. The female adults lay eggs in the aphid colonies. The larvae begin to feed on the aphids as soon as they hatch. Between 10-100 aphids are consumed per gall midge. With a sufficient large number of aphids, the gall midge larva can kill more aphids than it needs to satisfy its nutritional requirements