APHILIN / Aphelinus abdominalis
APHILIN / Aphelinus abdominalis

APHILIN / Aphelinus abdominalis

Parasitic wasp

Target
Use Aphilin for the biological pest control of the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and the glasshouse potato aphid Aulacorthum solani in particular. As side effect, Aphilin also works against Myzus persicae.
 
Packing
  • 100 ml bottle: each bottle contains mummies mixed with wood-chips, from which 500 parasitic wasps hatch
Dosage APHILIN
  Rate (ind./m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
Preventive 0,25 2000 - 7  
Light curative 2 125 - 7
Introduce in
infested areas only
Heavy curative
4
60
-
7
Introduce in
infested areas only
The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a specialist of our company.
 
How does Aphilin work
Female adult parasitic wasps parasitize the aphid. Host feeding also takes place. Parasitized aphids convert into a leathery black coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole with a jagged edge at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies are noticed in the crop around 2 weeks after the first introduction.

Application Aphilin
  • Release mummies near infested plants, because Aphelinus abdominalis is not very mobile
  • Spread material on rock wool slabs or in application boxes (Dibox)
  • Make sure the material remains dry and at its introduction site for a few days
  • Use the peel-off label as a marker of the location where the product was introduced
Handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Aphilin, please follow the instructions below.
 
Storage
  • After receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here