Nutrimac now even better applicable thanks to the modified formula!

 When Macrolophus caliginosus is present in sufficient quantities, about 20 to 30 per m², it is a great predator against whitefly, spider mite, etc. However, a disadvantage of Macrolophus caliginosus is that it builds its population very slowly, especially when there are no animal sources of nutrition available, such as whitefly or spider mite. It is also an essential success element for the introduction of Nesidiocoris. The eggs of Ephestia kuehniella (Nutrimac) are a rich protein source for Macrolophus, both for adults and larvae. The content of the eggs is sucked out by the predatory bugs.


Macrolophus caliginosus are able to develop well even without the presence of spider mite and whitefly. Macrolophus caliginosus can now be introduced before harmful insects are present in the greenhouse.
Advantages of using Nutrimac:


  • Nutrimac (Ephestia kuehniella) is harmless for the plants. The Ephestia eggs are sterilized to prevent the development of larvae.
  • The eggs of the moths are a good protein-rich source of nutrition for Macrolophus caliginosus.
  • In combination with Nutrimac, the predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus is able to build a population from early on, even without the presence of harmful insects or mites


Improved formula and application method:

As of January 2011, Nutrimac shall be composed as follows:

  • 10g Ephestia mixed with moisture-regulating orange carrier.


  • By replacing rice as the carrier, we obtain a better and more uniform moisture control, preventing the formation of lumps.
  • The dispersibility is improved because the air humidity no longer influences the granulation.
  • The storage temperature is now 7-8°C (previously 18°C), which also contributes to good dispersibility of the product.
  • Thanks to the transportation possibilities at positive temperatures, Nutrimac can now be delivered together with other useful insects and no separate packaging is needed. (Simplified transportation)


Application in eggplant and tomato:


  • Alternative nutrition option for predatory bugs (Macrolophus and Nesidiocoris).
  • Release weekly for a period of 2 to 4 weeks at a dose of 10 to 20 g/ha.
  • Always introduce Nutrimac in the plant on a protected area on the leaf.


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