Catalog of Beneficials -- Aphid Control

 

 

 

APHID BIOCONTROL OVERVIEW
  • Make preventive releases of parasitic wasps and Aphidoletes predatory midge.
  • Match species of parasitic wasps to target pest or use a mix. Monitor for mummies.
  • Use RVI's Max line of very fresh Aphidoletes that are effective at 1,000/acre when used proactively when aphids are low.
  • Augment with green lacewing and ladybugs to control aphid outbreaks.
  • If aphids increase, release lacewing at least twice.
  • Enhance the habitat for aphid biocontrols with borders of sudan, rye, barley or radish.
  • Insect Food and Predalure draw predators.

 

PREDATORS & PARASITES SPECIALIZING IN APHID CONTROL
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Aphelinus abdominalis

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

aphids, especially

peach, GH potato

2-5/100 ft2

1 wk I, 2-4 X

APA250 250 vial 60.00
5+ vials 49.00
10+ vials 46.00
Aphidius colemani

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

melon/cotton aphid,

green peach aphid, other aphids

500-3K/acre

1 wk I, 2-3 X

ACOL1 1,000/vial 52.00
5+ vials 40.00
10+ vials 37.00
Aphidius ervi

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

aphids: potato, GH potato, pea, green peach (preference order) 1-5/100 ft2

1 wk I,

3-6 X

AERVI 250/vial 64.00
5+ vials 47.00
   
Aphiline ACE mix

Aphelinus abdominalis, Aphidius colmani, A. ervi 2:1:1 ratio

Aphiline CE mix

Aphidius colmani, A. ervi 2:1 ratio

aphids, 25 different species 1-5/10 ft2

1 wk I,

2-4 X

A-ACE5 500/bottle 67.00
5+ bottles 59.00
10+ bottles 55.00
A-CE5 500/bottle 63.00
5+ bottles 52.00
10+ bottles 49.00
Aphidius matricariae

Aphid Parasite, parasitic wasp

no diapause tolerates low night temps. 50 F (10 C)

green peach aphid, 40 other species, not cotton or potato, seeks scattered aphid colonies 500-3K/acre

1 wk I,

2-3 X

AMAT 500/bottle 48.50
5+ bottles 40.50
10+ bottles 35.00
   
Aphidoletes aphidimyza  

Aphid Predator

predatory midge, pupae diapause daylight < 16 hours, temperatures < 54 F (12 C)

supplemental light helps

aphids, row crops, trees, greenhouse, larva predator, use with lacewing and ladybugs 250/acre

2 wk I,

2-4 X

1-6/plant

2-5/tree

AA250 250/tray 26.00
5+ trays 19.00
10+ trays 15.50
AA1 1,000/tray 46.00
5+ trays 39.00
10+ trays 36.00
AA3 3,000/vial 92.75
5+ vials 78.00
10+ vials 75.00
AA5 5,000/vial 131.75
5+ vials 117.00
10+ vials 114.00

 

Lacewing-- Our Most Cost-Effective General Predator

Rincon-Vitova produces green lacewing, also called Aphid Lion, in life stages and packaging for every situation. The alligator shaped lacewing larva is the predatory stage that will eat all kinds of prey. Insect-attracting seed mixes, such as Beneficial Blend and Insect-A-Flora, keep nectar and pollen feeding lacewing adults in the area. Keys to successful use of the green lacewing:

  • Control ants! They will eat lacewing eggs and protect honey-dew producing pests from lacewing larvae. Make 2-3 releases to establish overlapping generations.
  • Borders of high pollen plants like corn and sunflowers provide shelter and dew water on hot summer days. Corn pollen is a good late summer diet to encourage overwintering. Covercrops, weeds, dead leaf litter, and bark are overwintering sites.

 

 

LACEWING EGGS
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Chrysoperla rufilabris

 

lacewing eggs normally come in bags with rice hulls, but can be packed in cups with no carrier or other custom packaging

 

 

all soft-bodied insects, mites, mite eggs, whitefly, mealybug, thrips, scale crawlers, small caterpillar, aphids, lerp psyllids

small larvae eat mites, mite eggs and insect eggs, at about 7 days old they start eating aphids,

 

 

1K+/ 2,500 ft2

2-30K/

acre

2 wk I,

2-4 X

 

1/20 pest

2/ft2 GH

1K/euc treefor lerps

LW1-cup 1,000 8.50
10+ units 5.75
20+ units 3.50
LW1-bag 1,000 8.50
10+ units 5.75
20+ units 3.50
LW5 5,000/bag 23.50
5+ bags 16.50
10+ bags 14.20
20+ bags 13.50
40+ bags 13.00

LW eggs as laid on silk stalks

LW10 10,000/bag 34.00
5+ bags 27.00
10+ bags 23.00
30+ bags 21.50

lacewing eggs, bulk

(minimum order 5,000)

lacewing larva, 3rd instar

LWBULK 5,000+ 4.50/K
10,000+ 3.35/K
20,000+ 3.10/K
50,000+ 2.60/K
200,000+ 2.25/K

Lacewing cards are made on black cardstock, perforated so that they can be separated into 30 tabs, each 0.75 inch by 2.2 inch, with a hook designed by us for hanging on trees, bushes and vines. Lacewing eggs are glued on with frozen moth or shrimp eggs for food. Open the hook and place on a twig or leaf on the sunny side of plant, but not in direct sun or in the presence of ants.

LACEWING EGGS ON CARDS
LW eggs on cards

consist of 30 hangable tabs/full card

 

 

 

 

Lacewing eggs on cards come in 1,000 per mini card, which breaks into 10 hangable tabs

 

Cards with egg quantites greater than 1,000 break into 30 hangable tabs

 

hang 1-2 units/bush

1-5 units/

tree

1-2 units/ trellised tomato

2 wk I,

2-4 X

LWC1
10 tabs
1,000/card 14.00
5+ cards 11.20
20+ cards 8.60
LWC2 2,500/card 17.00
5+ cards 13.00
20+ cards 9.00
40+ cards 7.90
LWC3 3,000/card 19.50
5+ cards 14.50
20+ cards 10.50
40+ cards 9.10
LWC5 5,000/card 24.50
5+ cards 18.00
20+ cards 14.50
50+ cards 13.50
LWC10 10,000/card 36.00
5+ cards 28.00
20+ cards 25.00
50+ cards 23.00
LACEWING LARVAE AND ADULTS
BENEFICIAL INFORMATION RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Lacewing larvae  

ready to feed on pests as soon as they hit the plant

650 larvae, standard honeycomb, hexcell, or verticel unit

remove organdy mesh from a few cells, turn over, tap onto plants

100/tree

20/bush

lacewing larva, 1st

LWLAR 1 unit 26.00
5+ units 19.00
10+ units 15.50
20+ units 14.40
LW Larvae in bottles

C. rufilabris,

rice hulls/food

1,000 larvae/bottle,

minimum 5 bottles

1 wk notice required LWLBOT 1000 /bottle 29.75
5+ bottles 22.00

Lacewing adults

>50% females

 

release in trees,

greenhouse

 

 

200-500/acre

1-3/200 ft2 GH

LWA100

100/unit

48.00

 

5+ units

 

36.00

 

10+ units

 

33.50

100/tree

LWA250

250/unit

74.00

 

5+ units

 

57.00

 

10+ units

 

54.00

 

 

BENEFICIAL TARGETPEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE

Tenedera aridifolia sinesis Praying Mantisegg case with 50-250 eggs

avail Feb-June

general predatory insects, hobby, education use, hatch at 70-90F, 40-95% RH, tie on bush above ground

2 cs/5K ft2

1-100cs/

acre

MANT 1 egg case 4.50
20+ cases 3.50
50+ cases 3.00

Hippodamia convergens

Ladybird BeetleConvergent Ladybugpredatory beetleadults migrate to mountain valleys to hibernate where they are collected and refrigerated until sold

 

aphids, soft-bodied

insects & scale,

adults and larvae

are both predatory,

adults active early spring

better in greenhouse than outdoors

release in evening, sprinkle area with water, place ladybugs on pests

attract ladybugs with Insect Food, see lures

1/ft2 GH

-1 gal/acre1-2 X

release, monitor, release again if needed

LB500

500/bag

7.00

LB4500
Half-
pint

4500/bag

15.00

8+bags

11.80

32+bags

8.50

75+bags

8.00

LB18K


Quart

18,000/quart

53.00

4+quarts

46.00

8+quartst

32.00

LBHG

Half gallon of ladybugs

36,000 (½ gal) 72.00
5+ half gal 60.00
10+ half gal 57.00

LBG

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 (gal)

99.00

5+ gallons

93.00

10+ gallons

89.00

Alternate Supplier

LB500-A

500/bag

11.00

LB4500-A
Half-
pint

4500/bag

21.00

8+bags

19.00

32+bags

16.00

75+bags

15.00

LB18K-A


Quart

18,000/qt

59.00

4+quarts

47.00

8+quarts

44.00

   

LBHG-A

Half-gallon of ladybugs

36,000 ( gal) 82.00
5+ half gal 69.00

 

 

 

LBG-A

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 /gal

125.00

5+ gallons

113.00

20+ gallons

109.00

Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Fly Control

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol