Eretmocerus-System - parasitic wasp of whiteflies that thrives at high temperatures
Robust parasitic waspthat also host feeds
- Effective control of greenhouse and tobacco whiteflies - Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci
- Prefers tobacco whitefly – targets both species but shows preference for Bemisia tabaci
- Highly efficacious - targets different pest larval stages through parasitism or host-feeding
- Highly efficient – female Eretmocerus adults can parasitise up to 150 pest larvae
- Prefers high temperatures – remains effective above 30 °C/ 86 °F
- Robust - less sensitive to pesticides than other whitefly parasitic wasps.
How this highly efficient wasp operates:
- Female wasps parasitise older larvae – will actively search for whitefly larvae and lay eggs under them
- Wasp host feedson young larvae – preferssecond pest larval stage.