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Eupeodes-System

Eupeodes corollae: voracious hoverfly larvae against aphids

What is Eupeodes corollae?

  • Hoverfly indigenous to Europe

  • Larvae are voracious predators of aphids

  • Eupeodes larvae can also predate on mealybug, whitefly, thrips and spider mite

  • Adults feed on pollen and nectar

  • Sufficient daylight is important for good activity

What are the benefits of Eupeodes corollae?

  • The hoverflies are active in a wide range of temperatures (10°C – 30°C); with an optimum between 15°C and 25°C

  • You can combine Eupeodes corollae with aphid parasitoids. Hoverfly larvae only eat the non-parasitized aphids. By using both, you reduce the number of aphids in your crops even more drastically

  • As a natural pollinator, Eupeodes corollae can contribute to pollination of the crops

How does it control pests?

  • Females can lay up to 800 eggs

  • Adult females actively search for aphid colonies in which they lay their eggs

  • The development from egg to larva takes 1-2 days at 25°C

  • One larva can eat up to 1.000 aphids before it starts pupating

  • Larvae predate on agriculturally important aphid species

Want to know more? Please contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice.

Units

Eupeodes-System-100

Packaging: 100 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 100 pupae

Carrier: mix of buckwheat husks and vermiculite

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