Rove Beetle

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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.

PRODUCT

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

APPLICATION

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.

SHIPPING

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

All beneficial insects are shipped via an overnight carrier.

STORAGE

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 orders@kisorganics.com or call us at (425) 558-0990.

 

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SS
07/19/2022
SALVADOR S.
United States

Great vendor

Very helpful, fast shipping. Highly recommend.

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06/22/2022
Dan D.
United States United States

Inventory,speed, price and customer service

1st time customer great service

SA
05/16/2022
Steven A.
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Newbie

Looking good so far, definitely noticed difference with my foliar spray.

TD
05/05/2022
Troy D.
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Good quality even better company

Phenomenal thanks! First time using it and it does make a difference

SA
04/22/2022
Stephen A.
United States United States

As good as advertised.