Catalog of Beneficials

Aphid Control

 

 

 

General Predators

 

APHID BIOCONTROL OVERVIEW
  • Make preventive releases of parasitic wasps and Aphidoletes predatory midge.
  • Match species of parasitic wasps to target pest or use a mix. Monitor for mummies.
  • Use RVI's line of very fresh Aphidoletes that are effective at 1,000/acre when used proactively when aphids are low.
  • Augment with green lacewing and ladybugs to control aphid outbreaks.
  • If aphids increase, release lacewing at least twice.
  • Enhance the habitat for aphid biocontrols with borders of sudan, rye, barley or radish.
  • Insect Food and Predalure draw predators.

 

PREDATORS & PARASITES SPECIALIZING IN APHID CONTROL
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Aphelinus abdominalis

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

aphids, especially

peach, GH potato

2-5/100 ft2

1 wk I, 2-4 X

APA250 250 vial 79.00
5+ vials 72.00
10+ vials 65.00
Aphidius colemani

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

melon/cotton aphid,

green peach aphid, other aphids

500-3K/acre

1 wk I, 2-3 X

ACOL500-B 500/vial 40.00
5+ vials 33.00
10+ vials 26.00
ACOL1-B 1,000/vial 58.00
5+ vials 49.00
10+ vials 41.00
ACOL5K-B 5,000/vial 175.00
5+ vials 160.00
10+ vials 146.00
Aphidius ervi

Aphid Parasite

parasitic wasp

aphids: potato, GH potato, pea, green peach (preference order) 1-5/100 ft2

1 wk I,

3-6 X

AERVI-B 250/vial 68.00
5+ vials 59.00
10+ vials 50.00
AERVI5-B 500/vial 109.00
5+ vials 94.00
10+ vials 74.00
AERVIK-B 1,000/vial 155.00
5+ vials 139.00
10+ vials 123.00
Aphiline ACE mix

Aphelinus abdominalis, Aphidius colmani, A. ervi 1:2:1 ratio

 

aphids, 25 different species 1-5/10 ft2

1 wk I,

2-4 X

A-ACE5 500/bottle 78.00
5+ bottles 69.00
10+ bottles 60.00

Aphiline CE mix

Aphidius colmani, A. ervi 2:1 ratio

aphids, 25 different species 1-5/10 ft2

1 wk I,

2-4 X

A-CE5-B 500/bottle 78.00
5+ bottles 67.00
10+ bottles 55.00
A-CE1K 1,000/bottle 135.00
5+ bottles 115.00
10+ bottles 95.00

A-CE1K-BP

 

Blister Pack

1,000/unit

132.00
5+ units 120.00
10+ units 108.00

A-CE5K-BP

 

Blister Pack

5,000/unit

485.00
5+ units 475.00
10+ units 464.00

Aphid-MACE mix

A. matricariae, Aphelinus abdominalis, A. colmani, A. ervi

   

A-MACE-BB

 

*Ships separately

750/bottle

 

93.00
5+ bottles 85.00
10+ bottles 78.00
Aphidius matricariae

Aphid Parasite, parasitic wasp

no diapause tolerates low night temps. 50º F (10º C)

green peach aphid, 40 other species, not cotton or potato, seeks scattered aphid colonies 500-3K/acre

1 wk I,

2-3 X

A-MAT-BB

 

*Ships separately

500/bottle 45.00
5+ bottles 36.00
10+ bottles 33.00

AMAT5-BB

 

*Ships separately

5,000/bottle 280.00
5+ bottles 274.00
10+ bottles 268.00
Aphidoletes aphidimyza  

Aphid Predator

predatory midge, pupae diapause daylight < 16 hours, temperatures < 54 F (12 C)

supplemental light helps

aphids, row crops, trees, greenhouse, larva predator, use with lacewing and ladybugs 250/acre

2 wk I, 2-4 X1-6/plant2-5/tree

AA250 250/tray 31.00
5+ trays 26.00
10+ trays 21.00
AA1 1,000/tray 52.00
5+ trays 47.00
10+ trays 42.00
AA3 3,000/vial 108.00
5+ vials 98.00
10+ vials 89.00
AA5 5,000/vial 154.00
5+ vials 145.00
10+ vials 135.00

 

Lacewing-- Our Most Cost-Effective General Predator

Rincon-Vitova produces green lacewing, also called Aphid Lion, in life stages and packaging for every situation. The alligator shaped lacewing larva is the predatory stage that will eat all kinds of prey. Insect-attracting seed mixes, such as Beneficial Blend and Insect-A-Flora, keep nectar and pollen feeding lacewing adults in the area. Keys to successful use of the green lacewing:

  • Control ants! They will eat lacewing eggs and protect honey-dew producing pests from lacewing larvae. Make 2-3 releases to establish overlapping generations.
  • Borders of high pollen plants like corn and sunflowers provide shelter and dew water on hot summer days. Corn pollen is a good late summer diet to encourage overwintering. Covercrops, weeds, dead leaf litter, and bark are overwintering sites.

 

 

GREEN LACEWING EGGS
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Chrysoperla rufilabris

 

lacewing eggs normally come in bags with rice hulls, but can be packed in cups with no carrier or other custom packaging

 

 

all soft-bodied insects, mites, mite eggs, whitefly, mealybug, thrips, scale crawlers, small caterpillar, aphids, lerp psyllids

small larvae eat mites, mite eggs and insect eggs, at about 7 days old they start eating aphids,

 

 

1K+/ 2,500 ft2

2-30K/

acre

2 wk I,

2-4 X

 

1/20 pest

2/ft2 GH

1K/euc treefor lerps

LW1-cup 1,000 9.00
10+ units 5.75
20+ units 4.25
LW1-bag 1,000 9.00
10+ units 5.75
20+ units 4.25
LW5 5,000/bag 23.00
5+ bags 15.00
10+ bags 13.00
20+ bags 12.00
50+ bags 10.00

LW eggs as laid on silk stalks

LW10 10,000/bag 36.00
5+ bags 25.00
10+ bags 23.00
20+ bags 21.00
LW100 100,000/bag 198.00
5+ bags 192.00
10+ bags 186.00
LW125 125,000/bag 240.00
5+ bags 234.00

lacewing eggs, bulk

(minimum order 5,000)

lacewing larva, 3rd instar

LWBULK 5,000+ 3.75/K
10,000+ 3.05/K
20,000+ 2.75/K
50,000+ 2.50/K
200,000+ 2.15/K

Lacewing cards are made on black cardstock, perforated so that they can be separated into 30 tabs, each 0.75 inch by 2.2 inch, with a hook designed by us for hanging on trees, bushes and vines. Lacewing eggs are glued on with frozen moth or shrimp eggs for food. Open the hook and place on a twig or leaf on the sunny side of plant, but not in direct sun or in the presence of ants.

GREEN LACEWING EGGS ON CARDS
BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
LW eggs on cards

consist of 30 hangable tabs/full card

 

 

 

Cards with 1,000 Lacewing eggs break into 10 hangable tabs

 

Cards with greater than 1,000 eggs break into 30 hangable tabs

hang 1-2 units/bush

1-5 units/

tree

1-2 units/ trellised tomato

2 wk I,

2-4 X

LWC1
10 tabs
1,000/card 15.00
5+ cards 9.00
10+ cards 6.00
LWC2 2,500/card 19.50
5+ cards 12.00
LWC3 3,000/card 21.00
5+ cards 15.00
10+ cards 11.00
20+ cards 8.00
LWC5 5,000/card 25.00
5+ cards 19.00
10+ cards 15.00
20+ cards 13.00
LWC10 10,000/card 38.00
5+ cards 31.00
10+ cards 27.00
20+ cards

25.00

 

GREEN LACEWING LARVAE AND ADULTS
BENEFICIAL INFORMATION RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Lacewing larvae  

ready to feed on pests as soon as they hit the plant

400 larvae, standard honeycomb, hexcell, or verticel unit

remove organdy mesh from a few cells, turn over, tap onto plants

100/tree

20/bush

lacewing larva, 1st

LWLAR 1 unit 18.95
5+ units 15.00
10+ units 12.50
20+ units 10.50
LW Larvae in bottles

C. rufilabris,

rice hulls/food

1,000 or 5,000 larvae/bottle,

 

1 wk notice required

LWLBOT

 

1,000 /bottle 35.00
5+ bottles 29.00
10+ bottles 25.00

LWBAG5

 

5,000 /bag 119.00
5+ bags 101.00
10+ bags 92.00
LWBKT10 10,000 /bucket 175.00
5+ buckets 167.00
10+ buckets 159.00

Lacewing adults

>50% females

 

 

release in trees,

greenhouse

 

 

200-500/acre

1-3/200 ft2 GH

LWA100

100/unit

58.00

 

5+ units

 

49.00

 

10+ units

 

39.00

100/tree

LWA250

250/unit

98.00

 

5+ units

 

80.00

 

10+ units

 

63.00

LWA1K

1000/unit

177.00
 

5+ units

145.00
 

10+ units

114.00

 

GREEN LACEWING - CHRYSOPERLA COMANCHE
BENEFICIAL INFORMATION RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE

Chrysoperla comanche Eggs

 

 

Call for availability & pricing

 

 

  1 unit  
5+ units  
10+ units  
Chrysoperla comanche Larvae       1 unit  
5+ units  
10+ units  

 

 

BROWN LACEWING - SYMPHEROBIUS BARBERI
BENEFICIAL INFORMATION RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE

Sympherobius barberi

 

Predatory in both larval and adult stages.

 

Requires advance notice

(Often fall pre-order for spring release)

 

 

units of 100 or 1,000 adults.

Ready for release upon arrival.

Release later in the day

10-30 per plant in tree crops. 1-3 per plant in row crops.

 

Release every 3-6 rows depending on pest density.

 

Reapply every two weeks, as needed.

LWBB1 1 unit 18.95
5+ units 15.00
10+ units 12.50
20+ units 10.50

LWBB1K

 

1,000 /bottle 35.00
5+ bottles 29.00
10+ bottles 25.00

 

 

BENEFICIAL TARGETPEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE

Tenedera aridifolia sinesis Praying Mantisegg case with 50-250 eggs

avail Feb-June

general predatory insects, hobby, education use, hatch at 70-90F, 40-95% RH, tie on bush above ground

 

*Please Call*

MANT 1 egg case 4.25
20+ cases 3.00
50+ cases 2.50

 

 

BENEFICIAL
TARGET PEST
RATE/FREQ
CODE
QUANTITY
PRICE

Adalia bipunctata

"twice-stabbed" predatory Ladybug. Both adult and larval stages are predators of aphids Available as 250 larvae in a tub

aphids   aDALIA 250/tub 95.00
5+ tubs 88.00
10+ tubs 82.00

Hippodamia convergens

 

Ladybird Beetle Convergent Ladybug predatory beetle adults migrate to mountain valleys to hibernate where they are collected and refrigerated until sold

 

 

2/16/2021: Ladybugs are currently unavailable.

 

Check again in May

aphids, soft-bodied

insects & scale,

adults and larvae

are both predatory,

adults active early spring

better in greenhouse than outdoors

release in evening, sprinkle area with water, place ladybugs on pests

attract ladybugs with Insect Food, see lures

1/ft2 GH

½-1 gal/acre1-2 X

release, monitor, release again if needed

LB500

500/bag

15.00

10+ bags 9.95

LB4500
Half-
pint

4500/bag

26.00

4+bags

21.00

8+bags

19.00

LB18K


Quart

18,000/quart

71.00

4+quarts

64.00

8+quarts

57.00

LBHG

Half gallon of ladybugs

36,000 (½ gal) 118.00
5+ half gal 107.00
10+ half gal 104.00

LBG

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 (gal)

182.00

5+ gallons

177.00

20+ gallons

172.00

   
Alternate Supplier

LB500-A

500/bag

 

LB4500-A
Half-
pint

4500/bag

 

8+bags

 

32+bags

 

75+bags

 

LB18K-A


Quart

18,000/qt

 

4+quarts

 

8+quarts

 
   

LBHG-A

Half-gallon of ladybugs

36,000 ( gal)  
5+ half gal  

 

 

 

LBG-A

Gallon of ladybugs

72,000 /gal

 

5+ gallons

 

20+ gallons

 

Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Fly Control

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol

 

Updated February, 2021