Mealybug Destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Mealybug Destroyers are predatory ladybird beetles that feed on several species of mealybugs.
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  • 100 adults
    SKU: 1114702
  • $49.95
  • 250 adults
    SKU: 1114703
  • $97.00
  • 500 adults
    SKU: 1114704
  • $194.50
  • 1,000 adults
    SKU: 1114705
  • $330.55
  • 5,000 adults
    SKU: 1114710
  • $990.00
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is a small dark brown ladybug with an orange head and tail. The larvae are up to 13mm long and are white with a wax like covering. The pupae are found in sheltered places; stems, underside of leaves, greenhouse structures.

Preferred food: The adults and larvae feed on all stages of the mealybugs. Young Cryptolaemus and larvae prefer mealybug eggs and smaller stages of the mealybug. When no mealybugs are available Cryptolaemus will also feed on aphids, immature life stages of scale, mites, thrips, whitefly, and other soft bodied insects.

We ship Cryptolaemus montrouzieri as adults. They are most effective in severe infestations. Cryptolaemus work best in temperatures between 64 – 81° F and relative humidity of 70% or greater. They are ideally suited for greenhouses releases.

Application rates:

  • 5 per infested plant
  • 250 - 2,000 per acre.
  • First release should be in early spring.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Multiple species of Mealybug (Planococcus citri, Pseudococcus sp.), Vine Mealybug (Planococcus ficus)


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