Lindorus lophanthae

These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping. 

TARGET PEST: Broad range of Scale.

RELEASE RATES: *Note - These rates are for preventative control only, multiple releases and/or higher quantities are necessary for heavier infestations.

Light 1-5 per sq. ft. bi-weekly, 2-3 releases
Trees 10-40 per tree bi-weekly, 2-3 releases


RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS: Release Lindorus immediately. Before releasing, mist the foliage of the plants in the release area. It is best to release the beetles in early morning or evening. Open container and gently tap the beetles out onto the infested plants. Leave the container out near the heavily infested area for 24 hours after the release to allow all insects to exit.. 

DESCRIPTION: Lindoris are tiny black coccinelid beetles that devour many types of scale. They are valuable for being able to chew through hard scale as well as eat eggs and immatures of hard and soft scale. They are used in orchards, greenhouses and interiors. With ample food, light, moisture Rhyzobius beetles will begin reproducing immediately and the next generations will take care of many scale problems. 

LIFECYCLE: The life cycle is from 35 to 60 days depending on temperature. Optimum temperature for survival and reproduction is 75° F to 80° F.