Purple Scale Predator

Rhyzobius (=Lindorus) lophanthae

This beneficial devours both soft and hard scale insects in any type of growing environment.
***Next Available Ship Date: 9/4.*** Ships on Wednesdays via Overnight methods only. Order by Tuesday for shipment the following Wednesday (Minimum 7 day processing). See Shipping Info for more information.
  • Lindorus lophanthae - 100 Count
    SKU: 1121501
  • $85.50
  • Call 800-827-2847 to Order
  • Lindorus lophanthae - 250 Count
    SKU: 1121502
  • $160.00
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Ships on Wednesdays via Overnight methods only. Order by Tuesday for shipment the following Wednesday. Call us at 1-800-827-2847 for earliest shipment dates.

Lindorus lophanthae is a black lady beetle that thrives in temperatures of 59-77° F and a relative humidity of 20-90%. Both adults and larvae feed on soft scale, including purple, black, brown, and red, as well as mealybugs and insect eggs.

Appearance: Small (2.5 mm./1/10 in.) shiny, black lady bird beetles. The larvae are grey alligator shaped with light colored bands running along the abdomen.

Release rates: 100/250 sq. ft. for light infestations or 100/100 sq. ft. for heavy infestations.

Purple Scale Predator Larvae
Purple Scale Predator Larvae - The black lady beetle, Lindorus lophanthae.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Scale (Mult.)

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