APHIDEND / Aphidoletes aphidimyza
APHIDEND / Aphidoletes aphidimyza

APHIDEND / Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Gall midge

Target
A wide range of aphid species
 
Packing
  • 100 ml bottle, hatches up to 1.000 gall-midges
  • 500 ml bottle, hatches up to 10.000 gall-midges
Each bottle contains black pupae mixed with wood fiber 
 
Dosage APHIDEND
  Rate (ind./m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
  Preventive      -    -    -   -   
Light curative     1   1000   Continously   7  
Heavy curative     10   100   Continously   7  
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 Aphidend work
Aphid colonies disperse a smell of honeydew that attracts adult gall-midges. They deposit their eggs in these colonies, providing an immediate food source for the larvae. Upon hatching, the larvae paralyze and then consume the aphids.

Application Aphidend
  1. Open the bottle of Aphidend in the greenhouse
  2. Place the bottle directly on the soil or hang it in between the plants to keep it out of reach of ants.
  3. Do not scatter the contents!
  4. Once hatched, the gall-midges will leave the bottle and spread
  5. One bottle of Aphidend has a range of approximately 3,000 m2. The 500 ml bottle introduces at least three gall-midges per m2.
  6. Use the peel-off label to mark where the product has been introduced 
  7. Use Aphidend for biological pest control of a wide range of aphid species, especially if aphid colonies appear.
Best working conditions Aphidend
Apply Aphidend in an environment with a high relative humidity to reach the best results. As gall-midges are active at night, it is crucial to keep the night temperature above 12°C/61°F, to ensure optimal conditions for oviposition.
 
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 Aphidend, please follow the instructions below.
 
Storage
  • after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-59°F
  • In the dark
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here