Excellent way to control mealybugs in greenhouses and grow rooms!
Anagyrus pseudococci mealybug parasites are solitary parasitoid wasps and are shipped as mummies. Commonly part of biocontrol programs for vineyard and farm owners, A. pseudococci is effective against many species of mealybugs including citrus mealybug, grape mealybug, vine mealybug and cypress mealybug.
Optimal Temperatures: 57° – 93°F, RH levels have limited effects on A. pseudococci
What to Expect: The wasps hatch within five days of arrival and immediately begin to oviposit (lay eggs). Each adult lays one egg per host and lays up to 50 eggs in a lifetime. Once an egg is laid inside the mealybug, the larva develops, the mealybug is immobilized, and the adult A. pseudococci hatches out of the mealybug.
A. pseudococci is the most effective vine mealybug parasite, but does not provide enough control on its own. Use with Cryptolaemus montrouzieri for complete control of the vine mealybug.
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General Applications: Release 1 wasp per 5 square feet every two weeks.
Field Applications: Use a minimum of 2,000 mummies per acre monthly.
Storage: Anagyrus pseudococci should be kept at room temperature upon arrival to ensure emergence. When ready to release, remove bottle top and place near infested areas. Wasps will emerge on their own. DO NOT use near ants, as they will inhibit wasp parasitism and reproduction rates.
Viability Note: If you plan to check for viability, please do so upon receipt and prior to releasing the beneficial insects. Many predators and parasites are small and can be difficult to spot once released. If you believe there are issues with viability, please contact us at 1-800-827-2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** SKU 1132072 (500 Mummies) ships on Tuesdays only and requires a 7-day lead time prior to shipment.
Due to permitting restrictions, as of Jan 2021, this insect is only available for shipments to CA.
If you have questions about the earliest possible shipment date, please contact us at 1-800-827-2847
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