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ABOUT GREEN LACEWINGS:
Green Lacewings, also known as the Aphid Exterminator, are valuable for your garden as they act as essential pollinators and pest predators. They offer three life stages to choose from, depending on your environment, timing, and pest level. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them versatile for various settings such as orchards, nurseries, greenhouses, gardens, grow rooms, hydroponics, and anywhere pests are present.
Affordable solution for limited infestations.
Green lacewing eggs are oval-shaped and laid on delicate filaments hanging from the undersides of leaves. This placement protects the eggs from predators and ensures the hatchlings do not consume each other. At temperatures above 70°F, the eggs take 2-5 days to hatch.
Immediate treatment of pest infestation.
During the larval stage, known as "Aphid Lions," they voraciously consume large quantities of unwanted pests and their eggs. Lacewing larvae have a remarkable appetite and can devour up to 50 aphids per day. Their larval stage lasts 2-3 weeks before they pupate. They feature brown or grey stripes and a humpback-shaped body.
Establishing a population over a large area.
In the adult stage, green lacewings travel throughout your garden, pollinating plants while searching for areas near aphid populations to lay their eggs. These winged insects have a striking bright green color, long slender bodies, and distinctive copper-colored eyes. Adults live for 4-6 weeks.
As a general predator, green lacewing larvae feed on Aphids, Small Caterpillars, Whiteflies, Mites, Scale, Thrips, Psyllids, Mealybugs, and many other soft-bodied insects.
Adults feed on pollen, honeydew and nectar.
SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD - GOOD BUG ARTEMIA DIET:
The addition of a readily available food source helps beneficial insect populations flourish.
ALLERGY INFORMATION: Contains Shellfish
Release green lacewings indoors or outdoors, including indoor houseplants, greenhouses, gardens, farms, or anywhere that pests exist.
Ants will feed on lacewing eggs. If ants are present, be sure to control the infestation before releasing, or hatch eggs indoors in packaging before releasing.
EGGS IN RICE HULLS:
Gently disperse eggs and rice hulls into hanging release boxes. Hang release box on infested plant limb, out of direct sunlight.
Lacewing eggs in rice hulls will include hanging boxes up to 10k. Hanging boxes sold separately with bulk packages above 10k.
1k- 5 boxes
2.5k - 10 boxes
5k - 15 boxes
10k - 20 boxes
EGGS ON HANGING CARDS:
Hang card on infested plant limb, out of direct sunlight.
For best results, release larvae immediately. Gently disperse larvae evenly onto infested plant. Leave container around infested plant to allow any remaining predatory larvae to be released.
For best results, release adults immediately. It is recommended to release in the morning or evening. Remove lid and gently tap container to release. Use cardboard (included) to regulate amount released throughout target area.
Release 0.5 per sq. ft. monthly.
Release 1 per sq. ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 times.
Release 1 per sq. ft., weekly, 2-4 times.
Release 1-3 per 10 sq.ft., monthly, as needed.
Release 2-5 per 10 sq.ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 times.
Release 4-8 per 10 sq.ft., weekly, 2-4 times.
Release 1 per sq. ft.,bi-weekly, 3-5 times.
50% of rate listed.
Release 100 adults per 4,000 sq. ft.
Release 100 adults per 2,000 sq. ft.
100 - 1,000 adults per acre, depending on infestation level.
Green lacewing adults are ideal to be used on large crops where lacewing eggs and larvae are not easily released.
Pesticides, even-wetting agents, and spreader-stickers may adversely affect green lacewing survival. Broad spectrum and systemic insecticides are toxic to lacewings.
Depending on the size and type of plants, the number and type of pests, other predator and parasite populations, and temperature, the frequency of releases may be affected.
Store unhatched eggs at 40°-46°F for no more than 10 days. Once hatching begins, release within 24 hours.
LARVAE & ADULT:
For best results, release adults and larvae immediately. If storage is necessary, do not refrigerate and store for no more than 24 hours.