CRYPTOBUG / Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
CRYPTOBUG / Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

CRYPTOBUG / Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Predatory beetle
Use Cryptobug for biological pest control of many mealybug species in all stages
  • Cardboard box containing 500 adults
  Rate (ind./ m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
  Preventive    -  - -  -  
 Light curative    2  13 2x 7 - 14  
  Heavy curative    10  2,5 1x  7 - 14
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 Cryptobug work
Predatory beetles and larvae eat the mealybugs completely


Application Cryptobug
  • Deploy Cryptobug on rock wool slabs for general introduction, or in Diboxes close to or at a hotspot
  • Place among (infected) leaves
  • Apply in the evening
Best working conditions Cryptobug
The minimum temperature for successful use of Cryptobug is 16°C. However, as Cryptolaemus favors high temperatures and relative humidity, Cryptobug is at its most effective at temperatures between 25°C and 28°C. Beetles are more mobile then larvae and therefore more useful for general introductions or in high crops. When possible, use larvae for hotspot treatment.
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 Cryptobug, 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