Eretmocerus eremicus: the parasitic wasp for whitefly control

What is Eretmocerus eremicus?

  • Parasitic wasp

  • This ectoparasitoid controls whitefly infestations

  • The female adults are citron yellow, have green eyes with three red dots (the so-called ocelli or simple eyes), so five antenna segments in total

  • The males are yellow brown, have three thickened antenna segments and are smaller than the females

What are the benefits of Eretmocerus eremicus?

  • Eretmocerus eremicus has a preference for second and third instar larvae of both tobacco and greenhouse whitefly

  • Also effective at high temperatures

  • Parasitises around 150 whitefly larvae

  • At higher temperatures, females lay more eggs, but do not live as long

  • Decreased pesticide sensitivity

  • Eretmocerus eremicus gender is easily discernible due to distinct external characteristics

In which crops is Eretmocerus eremicus effective?

  • Vegetable crops

  • Ornamental crops


Avoid intensive deleafing of tomato plants as this can prevent the Eretmocerus eremicus population from building up.

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Packaging: 100 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 5.000 pupae

Carrier: sawdust


Eretmocerus-System (100-5.000)

Packaging: card with hook

Outer coating: box with 10 strips of 5 cards

Contents: 50 x 100 pupae/card



Eretmocerus-System (100-10.000)

Packaging: card with hook

Outer coating: box with 20 strips of 5 cards

Contents: 100 x 100 pupae/card


Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.

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