CHRYSOPA

Chrysoperla carnea
CHRYSOPA

Unit of packaging
Chrysoperla carnea (lacewing)
Pack size: 500 ml bottle
Contains: 1,000 larvae (second stage) mixed with buckwheat
Also bulk package available of 10,000 larvae in bucket

Target
Aphids and to a lesser extent many other pest insects, like whitefly, thrips and moth eggs.

Rates
CHRYSOPA

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

-

-

-

-

-

curative light

10/m²

100

-

1x

introduce in infested areas only

curative heavy

50/m²

20

-

1x

introduce in infested areas only

Introduction

  • Rotate bottle and shake gently before use
  • On infested leaves
  • For heavy curative treatments, apply some buckwheat shells where most aphids are. The product can be applied on the rockwool block, on the leaves or in DIBOX application boxes

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 (bottle horizontally)

Remarks

  • The adult lacewings that hatch from the pupae generally fly away and do not contribute to control
  • Chrysoperla carnea is only effective in low crops

Appearance
Adults: size ± 12 mm, slim, green, with wings with fine venation
Eggs: green, on hairs of 1 cm long
Larvae: size 2-10 mm, grey-brown with big pronounced jaws, in aphid colonies
Pupa: in a hairy white round cocoon

Mode of action
Larvae of the lacewing attack prey and suck out their body fluids.

Visual effect
The remainder of the dead aphid is totally shrivelled and difficult to find.

Important!
The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.

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.