Biopar

 

Muscidifurax raptor

Unit of packaging
Muscidifurax raptorellus (parasitic wasp)
Pack size: 400 ml cardboard tube
Contains: parasitized fly pupae, from which 15,000 parasitic wasps hatch
Also bulk package available in 3.3 litre cardboard tube from which 150,000 parasitic wasps hatch.
TargetDifferent (stable) flies, like the housefly (Musca domestica), biting stable flies (Stomoxys spp.), and the lesser housefly (Fannia spp.), which comprise 95 percent of the flies in manure accumulations.

Rates

BIOPARRateInterval (days)Frequency
Large animals
Catlle200-400/animal14during whole fly season
Calves800-1,000/animal14during whole fly season
Horses200-500/animal14during whole fly season
Medium size animals
Pigs (with biofly)200-500/animal14during whole fly season
Sheep and goat400-800/animal14during whole fly season
Chicken2-10/animal14during whole fly season



Introduction


• Distribute the material in heaps near to the places where the flies pupate
• Make sure the material is distributed on dry places or on dry(er) manure
• Place close to concrete or stable edges or in furrows
• If necessary lightly cover the Biopar pupae to protect them

Start introduction as soon as flies can be expected during the fly season. If a population peak of flies can be expected, a more frequent introduction may be necessary to ensure a constant release of wasps.

Environmental conditions
Efficacy reduces at low (under 15°C) or high temperatures (higher than 38°C). 

Storage and handling
• Use product upon arrival
• Storage after receipt: max. 5 days
• Storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-60°F
• In the dark

Appearance
Adults: minute 2 mm black wasp
Other stages: develop inside host 

Mode of actionFemale adult parasitic wasp parasitizes the fly pupa. 

Visual effect
When the adult parasitic wasp emerges (within 2-5 days after receipt of the product) from the pupal shells, they will start searching for fly pupae. After parasitism, wasps of the new generation can be expected in approximately 2-3 weeks. 

Parasitic wasps are just one tool in an integrated program to control stable flies. In order to have a successful program it is necessary to practice good sanitation to eliminate conditions that are favorable breeding places for flies. Keep manure as dry as possible and avoid spilling water and food. Because wasps only parasitize fly pupae, measurements to eliminate adult flies are also recommended. 

Important!
Contact your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor (see www.koppert.com) for further advice.
Only use products that are permitted in your country / state.

Please contact your local consultant for further application information.

BIOPAR manual

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