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Eretmocerus eremicus

Whitefly Parasite

A Parasitic Wasp That is Perfect for Use in High Temperature Environments
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  • 20 Blister Packs, 250 Pupae per pack, Totals 5,000 eggs
    SKU: 1000703
  • $94.95
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Ships via Overnight methods on Tuesdays Only. 7-day minimum lead time prior to shipment. See Shipping Info for details. For Delivery Only. Not available in store.

Eretmocerus eremicus is a whitefly parasite used for prevention and control of low infestations of whiteflies. This parasitic wasp lays its eggs underneath whitefly nymphs, where they hatch and begin feeding on the whitefly. E. eremicus prefer 2nd instar whitefly larvae of the Silverleaf and Sweet Potato Whitefly. Use Encarsia formosa to control Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum).

Established populations of E. eremicus can provide whitefly control on a crop through a full growing season; however, preventative releases are the most effective. These whitefly parasites work well in combination with Green Lacewing and can be released indoors or outdoors. The full life cycle from egg laying to adult emergence is approximately 22 days.

Benefits of E. eremicus:

  • Effective in warm climates. Tolerates high daytime temperatures and low nighttime temperatures.
  • Easily noticeable when developing. Easy to scout and measure parasite to pest numbers.
  • Efficient parasites; find hosts quickly. Rapid feeders compared to other parasites.
The product you receive consists of whitefly pupae that have been parasitized with Eretmocerus eremicus. The wasps usually begin hatching within 1-2 days. Adult females are yellow and adult males are brownish-yellow with thick, clubbed antennae. The other stages of the Eretmocerus develop inside the whitefly host. The pupae are easily recognized because the larvae of the Eretmocerus (the parasite) moves the intestines of the whitefly larvae to its periphery.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Bandedwinged Whitefly, Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)


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