APHIDALIA

Adalia bipunctata
APHIDALIA

Unit of packaging
Adalia bipunctata (ladybird/predatory beetle)
Pack size: cotton bag
Contains: 100 larvae in buckwheat

Target
Many species of aphids of all stages.
APHIDALIA in cotton bags is specially for application in trees (Tilia spp., Acer spp., Castanea spp.)

Rates
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.


APHIDALIA

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

-

-

-

-

-

curative light

10/m²

25

-

1x

introduce in infested areas only

curative heavy

50/m²

5

-

1x

introduce in infested areas only

Introduction
In trees lining aven

  • Open the bag and fix it with nail or wire stitch near the first branch on the tree
  • For heavy infestations and a large amount of twigs, apply more bags
  • Apply 1 bag per 25 cm diameter of the stem of the tree, maximum 3 bags per tree



In the greenhouse

  • On infested leaves
  • For heavy curative treatments, apply some material where most aphids are
  • The product can also be applied in DIBOX applicators

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.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark

Remarks
The ladybirds also eat mummies of parasites.

Appearance
Larvae: grey to black, with 0-1 yellow stripes on both sides of the body and one in the middle
Eggs: yellow, in clusters underneath the leaves
Adults: ± 8 mm, colour can vary: red with 2 black dots or black with red dots

Mode of action
Adult ladybirds and larvae eat the aphids completely. Eggs are laid in aphid colonies. After emerging the larvae will search for aphids. Reproduction is not expected.

Visual effect
Aphid colonies where the predatory larvae appear are usually eradicated within a week.

Important!
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.