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The Aphid parasitoid Aphidius colemani is perfect to find the single aphids on plants. Therefore it is especially effective to control some aphid species preventive. Aphidius colemani lay one egg in each aphid. In some few days parasitized aphids stop eating and breeding and the larvae of A.colemani develop inside the aphid for the next 2 weeks. The brown mummie develop after these 2 weeks. In few days adult Aphidius hatch from the mummies and mate. Each female lay about 200-500 eggs in aphids. The development from egg to adult is about 2 weeks at 25 degrees Celsius.
How to use
Aphidius colemani is delivered as a mix of pupae and adult in sawdust or vermiculite.
Aphidius colemani can be stored maximum 1-2 days before use. Optimal to release immediately.