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Beneficial Insects - Predators & Parasites

Natural Pest Control for Gardens, Greenhouses & Farms Using Beneficial Insects from ARBICO Organics.
 
Beneficial insects are used to control pest insects in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. An IPM program has four components: the judicious use of chemicals, the use of traps to monitor and capture pest insects in their adult stage, management and cultural techniques to improve the overall status of the situation, and the use of beneficial insects to kill pest insects in their early developmental stages.

Green Lacewing Beneficial InsectsBeneficial insects do not harm people, plants, or pets. For maximum effectiveness, they should be released when pest densities are low to medium. Keep in mind that beneficials are not pesticides and they are not a miracle cure. Just as it takes a long time for pest problems to evolve, it also takes time before beneficials can resolve them. A little patience pays off!

All beneficial insects are sent with release instructions and recommendations to maximize their effectiveness. An ARBICO consultant can help you select and utilize your beneficials via phone, FAX, or letter, or on site when appropriate.

Beneficial Insect Dosage Key
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet.
1 Square Yard = 9 square feet

Beneficial Insects Offered: Listed below are the beneficial insects we have available. Click on any item for more information and ordering.

Beneficial insect attacking an aphid
This beneficial insect is the aphid parasite Aphidius ervi, attacking an aphid.

Attracting & Feeding Beneficial Insects:
All beneficial insects need food, water, and a compatible habitat. To help fulfill these needs, we highly recommend our Good Bug Power Meal and Good Bug Blend Seed Mix.

 
Aphid Parasite, Aphidius colemani

Aphid Predator, Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Aphid Parasite, Aphelinus abdominalis

Aphid Parasite, Aphidius ervi

Assassin Bug, Zelus renardii

Beneficial Nematodes

Cool Weather Leafminer Parasitoid, Dacnusa siberica

Fly Parasites - Fly Eliminators

Green Lacewing, Chrysoperla sp

Ladybug Beetle, Hippodamia convergens

Mealybug Destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Mexican Bean Beetle Parasite, Pediobius foveolatus

Minute Pirate Bug, Orius insidiosus

Mite Predator, Neoseiulus californicus

Mite Predator, Neoseiulus fallacis

Mite Predator, Mesoseiulus longipes

Mite Predator, Galendromus occidentalis

Mite Predator, Phytoseiulus persimilis

Moth Egg Parasites, Trichogramma

Purple Scale Predator Lindorus lophanthae

Red Scale Parasite, Aphytis melinus

Spider Mite Predator, Feltiella acarisuga

Spidermite Destroyer, Stethorus punctillum

Sweet Potato Whitefly Predator, Delphastus catalinae

Thrips Mites, Hypoaspis sp. Geolaelaps sp.

Thrips Mite Cucumeris / Amblyseius Neoseiulus

Warm Weather Leafminer Parasitoid, Diglyphus isaea

Whitefly Parasite, Encarsia formosa

Whitefly Parasite, Eretmocerous eremicus

Green Lacewing - Beneficial Insects    
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Assassin Bugs
SHIPPING INCLUDED - BUY 2, Get 3rd of Same Size FREE! Hardworking Generalist Ambush Predators That Do a Big Job!

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Aphid Parasite, <i>Aphidius ervi</i> - 250 Mummies
Use this aphid parasite to prevent outbreaks of larger aphid species in greenhouse environments.

SHIPS VIA PRIORITY OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY ONLY. MINIMUM 7 DAY PROCESSING. ORDERS RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, 5PM MST WILL SHIP THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY.
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Aphid Predator, <i>Aphidoletes aphidimyza</i>
This aphid predator attacks and feeds on over 60 different species of aphids.

Ships via Priority Overnight on Tuesday only. Minimum 7 day processing. Orders received by Tuesday, 5PM MST will ship the following Tuesday.
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Aphid Parasite, <i>Aphelinus abdominalis</i>
Use Aphelinus abdominalis in greenhouses or the field to prevent outbreaks of Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove aphid).

SHIPS VIA PRIORITY OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY ONLY. MINIMUM 7 DAY PROCESSING. ORDERS RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, 5PM MST WILL SHIP THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY.
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$65.50
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Aphid Parasite, <i>Aphidius colemani </i>
Use in greenhouses or in the field to prevent outbreaks of aphid populations.

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Beneficial Nematodes - Triple Threat Combo's
Use the Triple Threat to combat a broad variety of soil dwelling pests! Safe for use in gardens.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTIGUOUS 48 UNITED STATES!
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<i>Dacnusa siberica</i>, Cool-Weather Leafminer Parasitoid - 500 adults
Use this cool weather parasitoid to prevent leafminer damage on tomato crops.

Ships via UPS Next Day Air on Mondays only. Orders received by Wed., 6 AM MST will ship the following Monday. Min. 5 day processing time.
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$169.00
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<i>Diglyphus isaea</i>, Warm-Weather Leafminer Parasite
Release warm weather leafminer parasites to prevent Agromyzid leafminers during warm weather and in greenhouses.

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Fly Eliminators - Free Trial - 1/2 Unit
Shipping Included
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Fungus Gnat Predator Mite, <i>Stratiolaelaps scimitus</i> (=<i>Hypoaspis miles</i>)
Use these beneficial mites to control fungus gnat larvae, thrips pupae and springtails in the soil.

Overnight Shipping Required. Ships FedEx Overnight on Wednesdays Only. See Shipping Details for more information.
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Green Lacewing Eggs
SHIPPING INCLUDED. Green Lacewing Larvae Consume Large Quantities of Aphids, Mites, Thrips, Whitefly & More!

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Green Lacewing Adults
The adults are delivered ready to lay eggs and will do so immediately throughout your release zone.

Ships FedEx Priority Overnight Only. Orders ship on Tuesday only. Orders received by Thursday will ship the following Tuesday.
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Green Lacewing Larvae in Frames - 400
Larval frames provide an easy means to evenly distribute voracious green lacewing larvae.

Ships priority overnight on Tuesdays only. Orders received by Wednesday will ship the following Tuesday. Orders received Friday-Monday will not ship until Tuesday of the following week.
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$34.00
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Green Lacewing Larvae in Bottle - 1000
Pre-Hatched Green Lacewing Larvae Arrive Ready To Eat Your Pests.

Ships priority overnight on Tuesdays only. Orders received by Wednesday will ship the following Tuesday. Orders received Friday – Monday will not ship until Tuesday the following week.
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$25.00
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Ladybird Beetle
Ladybugs are voracious predators of many soft-bodied pest insects - try some in your garden today!

Orders ship Monday through Wednesday via UPS Overnght. Order processing may take up to 2 business days.
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Mealybug Destroyer
Mealybug Destroyers are predatory ladybird beetles that feed on several species of mealybugs.

Ships Next Day Air Only, Mon. - Wed. Requires additional processing time.
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Mexican Bean Beetle Parasite, <i>Pediobius foveolatus</i>
This parasite is most effective when introduced at the first sign of Mexican Bean Beetles.

Orders ship via UPS Next Day Air on Wednesdays only.Orders received by Wednesday will ship the following Wednesday (Minimum 7 day processing). If you order on a Thursday your order will take 13 days to process.
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Minute Pirate Bug, <i>Orius insidiosus</i>
All Stages of This Predator Consume Pests in their Developing Stages.

Orders ship via FedEx Priority Overnight on Tuesdays only. Orders received by Tuesday at 5 PM MST will ship the following Tuesday. Min 7 day processing.
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Mite Predator, <i>Amblyseius andersoni</i>
Excellent choice for pre-emergent control of mite infestations!

Ships via Fed Ex Overnight on Tuesdays Only. See Shipping Info for details.
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Mite Predator, <i>Neoseiulus</i> (= <i>Amblyseius</i>)<i> californicus</i>
This mite predator survives low spider mite densities by feeding on pollen and other small arthropods. Survives a wide range of temperatures and can tolerate lower humidity (40%RH).

Ships via FedEx Overnight Only. Ships Monday - Wednesday. See Shipping Info for details.
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Mite Predator, <i>Neoseiulus</i> (= <i>Amblyseius</i>)<i> fallacis</i>
A general predator for many different mite pests. Survives well when pest densities are low.

Ships via UPS Next Day Air only. Ships Monday through Wednesday. See Shipping Info for details.
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Mite Predator, <i>Mesoseiulus longipes</i>
This mite predator is an excellent control for spider mites in hot greenhouses with low humidity.

Ships UPS Next Day Only. Orders ship Monday - Wednesday. See Shipping Info for Details.
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Mite Predator, <i>Galendromus occidentalis</i>
This is an excellent mite predator for use in hot and dry cropping environments--particularly effective against spider mites on orchard crops.

Ships via UPS Next Day Air Only. Ships Monday - Wednesday only. For details see Shipping Info.
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Mite Predator, <i>Phytoseiulus persimilis</i>
A great mite predator for spider mites in humid greenhouses and for dense field crops.

Ships via FedEx Overnight Only. Orders ship on Tuesday Only. See Shipping Info for details.
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Mite Predator, <i>Amblyseius swirskii</i>
Excellent beneficial mite for warmer growing conditions!

Ships on Tuesdays only via FedEx Priority Overnight. Requires processing time of up to 7 days.
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Moth Egg Parasites, <i>Trichogramma platneri</i>
Use this moth egg parasite if you are west of the Rocky Mountains.

Orders ship Monday through Wednesday Only.
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Moth Egg Parasites, <i>Trichogramma minutum</i>
Use this moth egg parasite if you are east of the Rocky Mountains.

Orders ship Monday through Wednesday Only.
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Purple Scale Predator
This beneficial devours both soft and hard scale insects in any type of growing environment.

Ships UPS Next Day Air Only. Orders ship on Wednesdays only. Orders received by Wednesday will ship the following Wednesday (Minimum 7 day processing). If you order on a Thursday your order will take 13 days to process.
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Red Scale Parasite
This predator provides excellent control of California Red Scale and many other armored scale pests.

Ships UPS Next Day Air Only. Orders ship Monday through Wednesday and take a day to process. Orders placed Wednesday will ship the following Monday.
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Rove Beetle,<i>Dalotia coriaria (=Atheta coriaria)</i>
Predatory beetle that is used for the control of fungus gnats, thrips and other soil-dwelling pests.

Ships FedEx Priority Overnight on Tuesdays only. Requires additional processing time.
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Spidermite Destroyer, <i>Feltiella acarisuga</i> - 250
Use these predators for control of widespread spider mite infestations.

Ships via UPS Next Day Air Only. Orders ship on Monday only. See Shipping Info for details.
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$140.40
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Spined Soldier Bug, <i>Podisus maculaventris</i>
Beneficial insect that is a generalist predator with a broad host range.

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$124.00
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Sweet Potato Whitefly Predator, <i>Delphastus catalinae</i>
These voracious consumers of whitefly eggs and nymphs are compatible with whitefly parasites.

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Thrips Predator, <i>Neoseiulus</i> (=<i>Amblyseius</i>)  <i>cucumeris</i>
Prevent Thrips From Becoming Established With This Excellent Predator.

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Whitefly Parasite
Control Greenhouse Whitefly with this non-biting parasitoid wasp.

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Universal Release Box
The Universal Release Box is great for easy release and for keeping your beneficials safe from predators.

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$2.25
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Chameleon Adaptable Hose End Sprayer
Great for applying beneficial nematodes, liquid fertilizers, insecticides, or herbicides.

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$14.75
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Beneficial Insect Chart Use this chart to help determine which beneficial insects you need.
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Moth Egg Parasites, <i>Trichogramma brassicae</i>
Prevent Worm Pests on Cole Crops!

Orders ship Monday through Wednesday Only.
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Moth Egg Parasites, <i>Trichogramma pretiosum</i>
Prevent Worm Pests on Row Crops and in Vineyards!

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Anagyrus
Mealybug Parasite

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