Unit of packaging
Aphidoletes aphidimyza (gall-midge)
Pack size: 100 ml bottle
Contains: black pupae mixed with vermiculite, from which 2,000 gall-midges hatch
Also bulk package available in tray from which 10,000 gall-midges hatch (500 ml)
A wide range of aphid species. APHIDEND is recommended especially when aphid colonies are present.
The pieces of information given below are 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, you should always consult a Koppert specialist or a recognised distributor of Koppert products.
High relative humidities give better effects. The night temperature has to be above 16°C/61°F for oviposition.
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
The pupae need to be protected from dehydration, so do not scatter them.
Adults: size 2.5 mm, fragile, long legs
Eggs: oblong, size 0.1x0.3 mm, shiny, orange-red
Larvae: size 0.3-3 mm, orange, in aphid colonies
Pupae: in soil
Mode of action
Adult gall-midges are active at night and are attracted to aphid colonies by the smell of honeydew. Eggs are deposited in the aphid colonies. Larvae paralyse the aphids and suck out their contents.
Aphids killed by the larvae hang on the leaf, connected by their mouthparts. Consequently they shrivel, turn brown or black and decay.
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.
Please contact your local consultant for further application information.