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 65.00
5+ vials 53.00
10+ vials 50.00
Aphidius colemani

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

melon/cotton aphid,

green peach aphid, other aphids

500-3K/acre

1 wk I, 2-3 X

ACOL500 500/vial 45.00
5+ vials 34.00
10+ vials 31.00
ACOL1 1,000/vial 60.00
5+ vials 48.00
10+ vials 45.00
ACOL5K 5,000/vial 176.00
5+ vials 165.00
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 83.00
5+ vials 70.00
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 79.00
5+ bottles 67.00
10+ bottles 65.50
A-CE5 500/bottle 82.25
5+ bottles 71.00
10+ bottles 68.00
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

 

*Ships separately

500/bottle 43.00
5+ bottles 34.00
10+ bottles 31.50

AMAT5

 

*Ships separately

5,000/bottle 267.00
5+ bottles 259.00
10+ bottles 256.00
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 27.00
5+ trays 20.00
10+ trays 17.00
AA1 1,000/tray 50.00
5+ trays 43.00
10+ trays 40.00
AA3 3,000/vial 99.00
5+ vials 85.00
10+ vials 82.00
AA5 5,000/vial 139.00
5+ vials 124.00
10+ vials 122.00

 

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 4.25
LW1-bag 1,000 8.50
10+ units 5.75
20+ units 4.25
LW5 5,000/bag 23.00
5+ bags 15.00
10+ bags 13.00
20+ bags 12.00
50+ bags 11.00

LW eggs as laid on silk stalks

LW10 10,000/bag 33.00
5+ bags 25.00
10+ bags 23.00
20+ bags 20.00

lacewing eggs, bulk

(minimum order 5,000)

lacewing larva, 3rd instar

LWBULK 5,000+ 3.75/K
10,000+ 3.05/K
20,000+ 2.75/K
50,000+ 2.50/K
200,000+ 2.15/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 14.50
5+ cards 8.50
20+ cards 5.00
LWC2 2,500/card 17.00
5+ cards 10.50
10+ cards 8.00
20+ cards 6.00
LWC3 3,000/card 19.50
5+ cards 13.50
10+ cards 9.00
20+ cards 7.75
LWC5 5,000/card 24.00
5+ cards 16.00
10+ cards 12.00
20+ cards 11.00
LWC10 10,000/card 34.00
5+ cards 26.00
10+ cards 24.00
20+ cards 21.00
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 18.95
5+ units 15.00
10+ units 12.50
20+ units 10.50
LW Larvae in bottles

C. rufilabris,

rice hulls/food

1,000 or 5,000 larvae/bottle,

 

1 wk notice required

LWLBOT

*Ships separately

1,000 /bottle 38.00
5+ bottles 22.00

LWLBOT5

*Ships separately

5,000 /bottle 95.00
5+ bottles 79.00

Lacewing adults

>50% females

 

release in trees,

greenhouse

 

 

200-500/acre

1-3/200 ft2 GH

LWA100

100/unit

52.00

 

5+ units

 

41.00

 

10+ units

 

33.00

100/tree

LWA250

250/unit

77.00

 

5+ units

 

60.00

 

10+ units

 

58.00

LWA1K

1000/unit

118.00
 

5+ units

106.00
 

10+ units

99.00

 

 

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

11.00

10+ bags 7.50

LB4500
Half-
pint

4500/bag

21.00

8+bags

19.00

32+bags

16.00

75+bags

15.00

LB18K


Quart

18,000/quart

59.00

4+quarts

49.00

8+quartst

44.00

LBHG

Half gallon of ladybugs

36,000 (½ gal) 85.00
5+ half gal 73.00
10+ half gal 70.00

LBG

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 (gal)

130.00

5+ gallons

120.00

10+ gallons

115.00

Alternate Supplier

LB500-A

500/bag

 

LB4500-A
Half-
pint

4500/bag

 

8+bags

 

32+bags

 

75+bags

 

LB18K-A


Quart

18,000/qt

 

4+quarts

 

8+quarts

 
   

LBHG-A

Half-gallon of ladybugs

36,000 ( gal)  
5+ half gal  

 

 

 

LBG-A

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 /gal

 

5+ gallons

 

20+ gallons

 

Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Fly Control

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol