Parasitic Wasp - Colemani

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Aphid Predator (Aphidius colemani)

Aphidius colemani is a parasitic wasp. This polyphagous parasitoid attacks over 40 species of aphids. Ideally to be used preventatively when aphids are first observed in a crop.  It may be used in conjunction with aphid predators to target aphid outbreaks in greenhouses, nurseries, interiorscapes and open field crops.  Also effective with grass banker plant systems.  

Target pests include: melon/cotton aphid (aphis gossypii), green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), tobacco aphid (Myzus nicotianae) and cannabis aphid (Phorodon cannabis).

The adults are small slender wasps with black, brown and yellow coloration, brown legs and long antennae. Aphidius colemani’s size depends on the size of the parasitized aphid, but is usually about 2 mm long.

Aphidius colemani’s activity is optimal between temperatures of 20-30°C. Below 15°C, the adult is inactive. An adult female parasitoid may perform several hundred oviposition attempts during its lifespan, out of which up to 200 eggs will be laid successfully.

PRODUCT

BioAphidius takes the form of mummies containing the parasitoid's pupa.  Thus the product reaches its destination everywhere in the world while it is "fresh" with negligible mortality in shipping and with enhanced performance. 

The commercial package contains 100/200/500 or 1,000 mummified aphids mixed in fine sawdust.  At least 50% of the emerging adult are females.

APPLICATION

Ants may interfere with parasitic wasps, if present, treat the area before applying.

Do not sprinkle the mummies actively from the container.

Distribute by opening the bottle, allowing wasps to fly out in search of aphids. The bottle may also be emptied into D-boxes and hung in the plant canopy.

Keep the product at room temperature (not refrigerated!) until the emergence has started. 

Do not expose to direct sunlight.

BioAphidius introduction rates are determined according to the nature of the crop and the rate of aphid infestation

Look out for golden brown mummies 1-2 weeks after release

SHIPPING

BioAphidius is shipped in temperature controlled boxes which must be kept intact until reaching the end-user.

All beneficial insects are shipped via an overnight carrier.

STORAGE

Keep the product at room temperature (not refrigerated!)

RESOURCES

  

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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07/19/2022
SALVADOR S.
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Great vendor

Very helpful, fast shipping. Highly recommend.

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Inventory,speed, price and customer service

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

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