Build A Beneficial Insect Population & Maintain A Healthy Garden!
Adult Green Lacewings (Chrysoperla rufilabris) are beneficial in establishing a standing population for continued control of pests or for improved pollination. Since lacewing larvae are the predatory stage, introduce adults early in the growing season prior to when garden pest control is needed. Each female adult lacewing lays around 200 eggs in a lifetime.
Preferred Food: Adult green lacewing sustain themselves on pollen, honeydew and nectar, laying eggs as they feed. Larvae feed on soft-bodied insects including Aphids, Mealybugs, Spider Mites, Leafhopper Nymphs, Caterpillar Eggs, Immature & Soft Scale, Thrips, and Whiteflies.
Method of Shipment, Biology and Release Rates: The adults are sold in containers (buckets) of 100 or 500 and should be released the day of receipt. Adult Green Lacewings are minor pollinators and do not provide active pest control themselves.
Optimal Temperatures: 67-90°F, RH >30%
Release Rates: Rates vary based on pest pressure. Repeat applications every 7-10 days until pest problems subside or your desired outcome is achieved.
- 50-250 per 1,000 square feet.
- 2,500-12,000 per acre
PLEASE NOTE: Ants and aphids have a symbiotic relationship. This is due to the fact that ants value the secretions of the aphids (honeydew) as a food source. The ants aggressively protect the aphids from other insect threats and the aphids produce the honeydew they crave. For this reason, before you begin any treatment to control aphids with predatory insects you will need to eradicate the ants in the area to be treated. Otherwise, they will wipe out any beneficials you introduce.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica Gyllenhal), Aphids (Mult), Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta), Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris asparagi (common); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted)), Bean Beetles - Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)), Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Black Scale (Saissetia oleae), Brown Almond Mite (Bryobia rubrioculus), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae), Caterpillar Eggs (Mult), Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Coconut Mealybug (Nipaecoccus nipae), Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Grape Leafhopper (Erythroneura elegantula), Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Leafhopper (Empoasca sp), Mealybug (Planococcus citri), Mealybug (Pseudococcus sp), Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Mites (Tetranychus sp), Oleander Scale (Phenacaspis sp), Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae), Potato Leafhopper; Bean Jassid (Empoasca fabae), Psyllids (Mult), Scale (Mult.), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp), Spider Mite (Mult), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Sweetpotato Whitefly (Bemisia sp), Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)
To Release: We do not advise refrigerating the adults. If immediate release is not possible, moisten the accompanying sponge in water and replace it. Release as soon as possible, hopefully no later than 24 hours after receipt. To release, remove the top screen and use a piece of cardboard to regulate the amounts released throughout the target area. The eggs already deposited in the shipping container can be released in the target area by cutting the container.
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Interiorscapes, Container Plants
Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight. >60°F, RH is not a significant factor for larval and adult success.
When will my order ship?
• Orders ship Tuesdays only.
• Orders placed by Wednesday will ship on Tuesday (minimum 6 days for order processing).
• Overnight shipping is required.
• Call us at 1-800-827-2847 with questions about shipment of Green Lacewing Adults.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW
Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt.
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Apr 7, 2022 | By Jake Jones
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Rethinking packaging of green lacewings
Oct 10, 2020 | By Claudy Sylvain
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Treatment for squash bugs and plant hoppers this year
Aug 5, 2020 | By Marie McDonald
Scale Insects on Tulip Tree
Jun 11, 2020 | By Whitney Shaw
Adult Green Lacewings arrived one day late from FedEx, over half were DOA
May 25, 2020 | By T&D Farms
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Apr 16, 2020 | By Sylvia W Laymon
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Green lacewing prefed adults
Jul 20, 2018 | By Holly Rumberger