KIS Organics

Rove Beetle

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Please note we cannot ship live insects to PO Box addresses.  All orders placed to a PO Box instead of a physical address will be delayed until an address is provided.

Rove Beetle (Dalotia coriaria)

Dalotia coriaria is a fast-moving, soil dwelling rove beetle. It is a generalist predator that feeds on a wide range of small insects and mites but is primarily an egg predator.

The Rove Beetle is used in the control of fungus gnats, thrips pupae, moth fly larvae, shore flies, root mealybugs, springtails and other small arthropods.

The supplied adults can fly and find hard-to-reach locations in greenhouses where pests may lurk.  The larvae are predaceous and resemble the adults. They thrive in damp conditions and are ideally introduced early during propagation cycles in greenhouses.  Can be combined with BioStratiolaelaps to help prevent root aphids

While they are beetles, they do not quite look like beetles. They are light to dark brown in color, with adults being 3-4 mm long. BioAtheta curve their abdomen upwards (like scorpions) and can run or fly when disturbed . Since they can actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area.

Each adult rove beetle consumes 10-20 prey per day. In greenhouse conditions, adults are non-diapausing and can be used year round especially in propagation conditions.


BioAtheta is available in bottles containing 1,000 adult predatory beetles

BioAtheta Mixed is available in 1 gallon bucket containing 3,000 predatory beetles at different developmental stages


Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release

Gently rotate the bottle before release.

Sprinkle the contents evenly on slightly damp growing mediums

Do not expose the bottles to direct sunlight.

Suggested application: apply 1 -2 per sq ft.

Please note that the introduction rate of BioAtheta should be determined according to the crop and rate of infestation.


Orders can take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive to you.  Beneficial Insects are reared to order. You can refer to our order and shipping deadlines to get a better idea of when your order will be ready HERE.

Please feel free to call or email us before placing your order if you have any questions.

All beneficial insects are shipped via an overnight carrier once the order is ready to leave the insectary.

BioAtheta is shipped in insulated, chilled boxes. Packaging must be kept intact until placed in the field.


Please note that once you have made your purchase, we are unable to accept returns or process refunds for beneficial insects.  The specific quantity and insect state you order are specially reared at the insectary so as to handle your particular pest pressure and arrive viable and ready to get to work!


Keep in packaging and in a cool location at temperatures between 46°F - 53°F until release.  Do not store in sunlight.  Do not freeze.

If you would like to speak to an expert to produce a tailor-made IPM program to meet your individual needs, please email us at or call us at (425) 558-0990.


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Ron G.
United States United States

Just what the doctor ordered

They took care of the fungus gnats in my worm bin promptly! Would recommend