These tiny generalist ladybird beetles are voracious consumers of many pests including aphids, scale, thrips and especially whitefly.
Preferred food: Greenhouse whitefly, outdoor sweet potato whitefly and other soft-bodied insect pests.
Shipment, biology and release: Delphastus are shipped as adults, which eat several hundred whitefly daily. Adult females live for approx. 1 month and lay 3-4 eggs/day. Use Delphastus along with Encarsia and Green Lacewing.
Release rate: 100/1,500 sq. ft.
Ships UPS Next Day Air.
When will my order ship?
Pests and IPM:
• Orders ship on Wednesdays Only.
• Orders received by Wednesday will ship the following Wednesday (7 day processing). Best day to order is Wednesday. If you order on a Thursday your order will take 13 days to process.
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum
), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp
), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci
), Sweetpotato Whitefly (Bemisia sp
Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Container Plants
Shipping Restriction: Overnight
No-Ship States: HI, PR, VI, GU, AS, PW
Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt.
Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate.