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Mealy Bug Control with Cryptolaemus (Treats up to 10m²)

Mealy Bug Control with Cryptolaemus (Treats up to 10m²)

WEIGHT: 0.03 kg SKU: BC125 QTY IN PACK: 1

Mealy Bug Control with Cryptolaemus (Treats up to 10m²)

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SKU
BC125
Alt SKUs
BC18
Weight
0.0300
Pest
Mealy Bug
Brand
Agralan

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Mealy Bug

This sap sucking insect is a hard pest to control, its body is protected with white eaxy threads, which often make chemical control unsuccessful. 

Control With  Cryptolamus

The predatory beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is a specialist in clearing mealy bug populations. Temperture needs to be consistently over 20ºC

Use regular introductions between June and August for effective control. 

The black-brown colored lady beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is a voracious mealybug predator in both larval and adult stages. Female adults can lay a total of 400 eggs in hot pots and a single Cryptolaemus larva may consume up to 250 mealybugs. When prey is scarce, they also feed on aphids and soft scales. Cryptolaemus larvae are covered with white waxy threads, superficially resembling its prey. This form of aggressive mimicry makes them inconspicuous in a mealy bug colony.

 

 

 

 

 

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