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Green Lacewing larvae, ideal for controlling aphids, are commonly used as generalist predators for garden and farm insect control. Predatory in the larval stage, Green Lacewing feed on a wide range of soft-bodied insects in various life stages. Lacewing larvae are preferred to Assassin Bugs and Minute Pirate Bugs in some growing environments as they are less likely to feed on other beneficial insect populations.
Green Lacewing larvae paralyze their prey with venom and feed on the body fluids of the pest. Each lacewing larva will devour 200 or more pests or pest eggs per week during their two to three week developmental period. Lacewing adults can survive the winter in highly sheltered areas; however, most overwintering occurs as pupae or eggs.
Optimal Temperatures: 67-90°F, RH >30%
For best results, cultivate habitats that encourage adult lacewing to reproduce and remain in the release area. Nectar, pollen, and honeydew stimulate their reproductive process. If these food sources are not available, adults may disperse. Consider planting annual and perennial plants (Good Bug Power Blend) to provide pollen and nectar throughout the year. ARBICO's Good Bug Power Meal provides an artificial diet for the adults and contains necessary nutrients for reproduction. Studies have shown that spraying field crops with supplemental food sources increases egg laying considerably.
Release Rates: Release Green Lacewing larvae at a rate of 2 larvae per 20 pest insects, 2 larvae per square foot or 10,000-50,000 larvae per acre. Larvae should be released immediately upon receipt. Treat severe infestations using integrated pest management methods. It may be beneficial to use a knockdown spray prior to releasing beneficial insects in these cases.
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), 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)
Prior to releasing Green Lacewing larvae, tilt and gently rotate the bottle to mix contents. Keep bottle sealed until you are in the treatment area. Once you are ready to apply, remove the lid and gently tap contents directly onto plant foliage in areas affected by pest infestations. Disperse throughout the growing area. It may be beneficial to mist down foliage prior to applications as it raises the relative humidity and allows the medium to stick more easily.
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.
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Interiorscapes, Container Plants
Storage: On receipt, place containers in a cool shaded area until ready to use. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
When will my order ship?
• Orders ship Tuesdays only.
• Orders placed by Wednesday will ship on Tuesday (minimum 6 days for order processing).
• Call us at 1-800-827-2847 with questions about shipment of Green Lacewing Larvae in bottles.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW
Shipping Restrictions: Ships FedEx Priority Overnight Only.
What's In The Package: 1,000 2nd instar Green Lacewing Larvae (Chrysoperla rufilabris) mixed with rice hulls.
Warning & Toxicities: Larvae are cannibalistic if confined together without food. Release as soon as possible.
Shelf Life: Release as soon as possible after receipt. If immediate release is not possible, place containers in a cool shaded area until ready to use. Use within 4 hours of receipt.