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Ships Overnight Only. Orders ship on Tuesdays. Order by Wednesday for shipment Tuesday. Minimum 6-day processing time for this beneficial.
The larval stage of Green Lacewing provides the quickest means to control garden pests. Rather than wait for the eggs to hatch, lacewing larvae come ready to feed on a variety of unwanted soft-bodied insects. The larvae are packaged in a frame with small compartments that can be peeled open a little at a time to make releases in multiple areas.
Optimal Temperatures: 67-90°F, RH >30%
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.
For Severe Infestations - Consider combining Green Lacewing with releases of pest-specific predators and parasites (mite predators, aphid parasites, beneficial nematodes, etc.). Refer to Integrated Pest Management practices for best seasonal control.
As pest populations decline, maintain Green Lacewing populations by growing a beneficial habitat with flowering plants (annuals & perennials) and use Good Bug Power Meal as an artificial diet between blooming periods.
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 the larvae, just peel back the organdy material covering the compartments little by little. Gently tap the larvae onto the target plants or treatment areas. The larvae should be released on the day of receipt. Focus on spreading lacewing larvae throughout the affected area when releasing. Mobility from plant to plant can be limited if plants do not touch.
Green lacewing larvae will feed for 2-3 weeks, after which they pupate in to adults. At this time, you may wish to introduce more larvae or eggs depending on the severity of pest issues and your growing season.
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. Green lacewing work in a wide variety of temperatures and in low and high humidity environments. They are an exceptional general predator in virtually any growing environment.
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 frames.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW
Shipping Restrictions: Ships Priority Overnight Only.
What's In The Package: Green Lacewing larvae are shipped pre-fed and still developing inside individual cells of the "rearing frame". Larvae should be released on the day of receipt.
Lacewing larvae will feed for 10 to 14 days, then pupate in to adults. For prolonged pest control, it may be beneficial to repeat releases periodically throughout the season.
Shelf Life: Release within 18 hours of receipt.