Orius insidiousus - 500 Nymphs (Bottle)
These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping.
TARGET PESTS: Fungus Gnats, Root Aphids, Western Flower Thrips, Onion Thrips, Moth Eggs, Springtails, Weevils, Armyworms, Asparagus Beetles, Bean Beetles, Bean Thrips, Beet Armyworm, Beet Leafhopper, Brown Almond Mite, California Laurel Aphid, Caterpillar Eggs, Coconut Mealybug, Grape Leafhopper, Whiteflies, Leafhopper, Mealybug, Two-Spotted Spider Mite.
RELEASE RATE: 1 Orius per 10 sq. ft.
|Light to Moderate||1 per 10 sq. ft.||bi-weekly|
RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS: Open the bottle in treatment area and gently tap the insects out onto infested plants. Concentrate on heavily infested plants. Leave the container near the release site for 24 hours to allow all predators to exit.
DESCRIPTION: Orius is a predatory bug that feeds on many species of small, soft-bodied insects. Orius pierces its prey with its mouthparts and sucks out the body fluids of its prey. If prey is abundant, Orius kills more thrips than it needs to survive. The presence of pollen favors development of Orius, as it is an alternate food source. Orius can consume 5-20 thrips per day. All stages of Orius move quickly. Adults are great flyers and move efficiently to locate prey. The adults are attracted to flowers. Under ideal conditions each female adult could lay up to 45 eggs over a 2-week period.
Introduce Orius as soon as possible after receipt. If storage is necessary, store them up to 8 hours at 50°-59°F. Preventative introductions are only done in crops that produce pollen.
To release simply sprinkle onto leaves.