Unit of packaging
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (predatory beetle)
Pack size: 500 ml bottle
Contains: 1000 larvae in buckwheat hulls
Many mealybug species in all stages of development. CRYPTOBUG-L is recommended when mealybug infestations are increasing and when the mealybugs are found in colonies.
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, you should always consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.
introduce in infested areas only
- Among foliage (including infected foliage)
- In the evening
- Release individually on the leaves, in DiBox or using Mini Airbug
Temperature must be above 16°C.
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 day
- Storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-59°F
- In the dark
- Store horizontally
- Larvae: up to 13mm in length; body is covered with wax-like filaments. They resemble the mealybugs, but are more robust and mobile.
- Pupae: in hidden places on the underside of leaves or at vein junctions
Note: When the larvae have just emerged from the packaging, they have no waxy coating; it will grow within few hours.
Mode of action
The larvae and the beetles eat the mealybugs in their entirety.
The mealybugs are eaten in their entirety. Cryptolaemus montrouzieri activity is also indicated by the presence of empty egg pouches. Larvae can also be mistaken at the first glance as large mealybugs.
The introduction rates for 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 cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.