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Aphid control - Aphid midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)

Aphid control - Aphid midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)
Container of 1,000 pupae
Aphid control - Aphid midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)
Aphidoletes egg laid near an aphid. Photo by A.T. Eaton.
Aphid control - Aphid midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)
Aphidoletes larva. Photo by J. Ogrodnick.

Description
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Mosquito-like midges about 3 mm long, their larvae are predacious. They control substantial populations of more than 60 species of aphids. Because these midge are nomadic, they actively seek out aphids, even high up in trees.

How it works
These midges ship as pupae which soon hatch. The resulting adult midges mate, find some aphids and lay eggs. The eggs hatch into small orange larvae which devour the aphids from within.

General usage
Greenhouses, interiorscapes, gardens, trees, fields. Use as a preventative measure to stop aphid infestations before they begin. Use as a control for light to heavy infestations of aphids.

Directions for use
For more information, see detailed instructions.

Application rates
Prevention: 1-3 per sq.yard - release monthly as needed
Control light: 2-5 per sq.yard - release bi-weekly x 2-3
Control medium 4-7 per sq.yard - release weekly x 2-4
Control heavy: 6-9 per sq.yard - release weekly x 3-5
Maintenance: release 2-3 per sq. yard - monthly indefinitely
Gardens: release 50-80% of rates above
Acre +: release 20-60% rates above
Comments: make preventative releases in sites open to outside.

Related information
Beneficial insect info from The Green Spot
Information from Cornell University

Aphid control - Aphid midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)

Unit Coverage Price Ship Info Qty
250 blister packs of 4 units See product info $79.95 FREE SHIPPING by UPS Next Day Air

1,000 pupae bottle See product info $114.95 FREE SHIPPING by UPS Next Day Air