Ephestia kuehniella

Unit of packaging
Ephestia kuehniella (moth eggs)

Pack size: 100 ml bottle
Contains: 10 gram of Ephestia kuehniella eggs, mixed with 50 grams of Artemia sp. cysts (eggs)

Pack size: 500 ml bottle
Contents: 50 grams of Ephestia kuehniella eggs, mixed with 250 grams of Artemia sp. cysts (eggs)

The eggs are an alternative food source for both the adults and nymphs of the predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus when whitefly is absent. This helps the predatory bugs to build up a population in the absence of the pest.

Entofoodratem²/unitinterval (days)frequencyremark
preventive600 g/ha**5000720x-
curative light-----
curative heavy-----

**The dosage is 600 grams/ha of the total mix, also 100 grams of Ephestia eggs per ha and 500 grams of Artemia per ha.


  • introduce the eggs from the first Macrolophus pygmaeus
  • Blow 60 grams per row using the Mini-Airbug*

* Please note! When dispersing the Entofood / 50-gram variant using a blower, a different dosage pot must be fitted to the Mini-Airbug.

Storage and handling

  • leave bottle with lid closed to acclimatize in glasshouse to prevent condensation inside. This avoids the formation of lumps of eggs.
  • storage after receipt: max. 5 days
  • storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • in the dark

Because the eggs are sterilized, no larvae will develop and so there is no danger to the crop.

Eggs: yellow and oblong, approx. 0.6 mm in length

Mode of action
Macrolophus predatory bugs use the eggs as a protein food source.

Only use products that are permitted in your country / state and crop.

Products support

vegetable oil
Artemia spp.