Effectively controls the larvae of owlet moths, crane flies and shore flies

What is Carpocapsae-System?

  • Microscopically small worms of the species Steinernema carpocapsae
  • Contains an insect-killing symbiotic bacterium
  • Effective in a temperature range between 12°C and 30°C

Which pests does Carpocapsae-System control?

  • Caterpillars, especially from the Noctuidae-family (also called owlet moths)
  • Larvae of the codling moth and larvae of Duponchelia fovealis
  • Larvae of the crane fly (leatherjackets)
  • Larvae of the mole cricket larvae
  • Larvae of shore flies

What are the benefits of Carpocapsae-System?

  • Fast biological control of above mentioned larvae
  • Long-term protection in the soil
  • No side effect on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment


How does it control pests?

  • Infectious juvenile nematodes penetrate the host through natural orifices
  • Once in the body cavity, the symbiotic bacteria are released
  • The symbiont kills the host within 24 to 48 hours
  • The nematodes multiply in the cadaver
  • New infectious nematodes leave the cadaver in search of other pests

In which crops is Carpocapsae-System effective?

  • Vegetable crops
  • Soft fruit crops
  • Orchards
  • Ornamental crops

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


Carpocapsae-System is delivered as a gel formulation in units of:

  • 50 million nematodes
  • 250 million nematodes
  • 2.500 million nematodes

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