Adalia bipunctata
aphid predator

Adalia bipunctata is a coccinellid beetle very common in nature and very efficient in aphids predation, especially in ornamentals, fruit trees and vegetables crops. The best application is for reducing infested “hot spots” also in combination with other natural enemies. Egg to adult development takes place in around 3 weeks at 20-25ºC in which 4 larval stages with different size and predation capacity can be found. L3 and L4 larvae can feed upon high quantities of prey but also adults are able to eat over 100 aphids.Adult females lay their eggs in a small bunch very close to aphid colonies so the newly hatched larvae can found enough food very easily. In the beginning small preys are preferred but later on predation of larger sizes and movement to a larger distance increase.
Adalia100L contains L1 and L2 larvae, in inert materials. It is very important to guarantee a careful distribution around and within infested sites as the ladybeetle needs high quantities of food to establish. Adalia25 contains 25 adults that are more suitable for a general inoculum into the area at the beginning of the “aphid’s season” or any case when the distribution of adalia larve may be not feasible.

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