Delphibug

Delphibug Predatory beetle Delphastus catalinae

Use Delphibug for:
  • Greenhouse whitefly
  • Cotton whitefly
Packaging:

250 ml bottle containing 1,000 adult predatory beetles in buckwheat hulls

General information

When to use Delphibug?

Use Delphibug for biological control of greenhouse whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) and cotton whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) at the first sign of pest presence and in hotspots of whiteflies.

How does Delphibug work?

Adults and larvae eat large numbers of whitefly eggs and larvae. They bite them open and consume them.

How to use Delphibug

Application Delphibug

  • Rotate/shake gently before use
  • Introduce in a Dibox or on a leaf
  • Apply in a cluster
  • Deploy in the morning or in the evening

The predatory beetles need sufficient food (whitefly eggs) in order to reproduce. The beetles can play dead by retracting their legs and head. Activity can be confirmed by the presence of yellow excrement on the underside of the leaf

Best working conditions Delphibug

The minimum temperature for successful use of Delphibug is 20°C. However, Delphibug is at its most effective at temperatures between 22°C and 30°C.

Handling

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 Delphibug, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Useable life: 1-2 days in the dark (keep the bottle horizontal)
  • Storage temperature: 12-14°C

Dosage

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 Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Delphibug preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 100/m² 1/m² 2/m²
m²/unit 10 1.000 500
Interval (days) 7 7 7
Frequency 2x 2x 3x
Remarks Whitefly pressure of 500/m² Whitefly pressure of 20/m² Whitefly pressure of 40/m²

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