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The Mexican bean beetle is a major insect pest of beans, especially soybeans. The Mexican bean beetle adults and larvae will eat the undersides of the bean leaves causing lacing of the foliage. The high levels of damage to the leaves can significantly reduce your yearly bean yields.
Pediobius faveolatus is a small beneficial wasp that will parasitize 2nd through 4th instar larvae of the Mexican bean beetle (and the same stages of squash beetle larvae, a closely related species). Timing is critical. Order Pediobius foveolatus as soon as the Mexican Bean Beetle larvae begin to hatch. It is important that the Bean Beetle is parasitized young as they will not stop eating immediately.
Pediobius faveolatus are shipped to you inside their host; Mexican bean beetle pupae. Once the adults emerge, the females deposit their eggs in the larvae of the Mexican bean beetle creating the parasitized mummy.
Release rate: Release one mummy per 70 sq ft. There are approximately 20-25 wasps per mummy, expect somewhere between 400-500 wasps per 20 mummies.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Beetles - Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant)
Release 1,000 Mexican Bean Beetle Parasites per 3,600 square feet or 1,200 feet of crop row. Apply in spring as soon as Mexican Bean Beetle larvae are present.
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. When Mexican bean beetle larvae are present
When Will My Order Ship?
- Orders ship via 2nd Day methods only.
- Orders ship on Wednesdays Only.
- Order by Tuesday for shipment the following Wednesday (minimum 7 day processing).
- Call us at 1-800-827-2847 for earliest possible ship dates.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW
Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt.