Aphelinus abdominalis

Although Aphelinus abdominalis parasitizes several species of big-sized aphids, it is mainly used for biological control of potato aphid and foxglove aphid. It can parasitize any aphid stage, even winged ones. Aphids parasitized by A. abdominalis are easy to recognize by the black mummies. Compared to other aphid parasitoids, A. abdominalis has a long-lasting activity. Oviposition reaches cruising speed on the 3rd or 4th day, parasitizing 5-10 aphids per day, and continues so for about 8 weeks. A. abdominalis also host feeds, even on aphid species it does not parasitize.
Although some hyperparasitoids are known to exist, in practice it does not appear to be a problem, as is the case with some other aphid parasitoids.

Aphelinus abdominalis is applied in combination with other aphid control agents on several vegetable and ornamental greenhouse crops such as sweet pepper, tomato, eggplant, bean, gerbera, rose, chrysanthemum, ...



Packaging: 30 ml plastic tube

Contents: 250 mummies

Carrier: buckwheat



Packaging: 100 ml plastic tube

Contents: 1.000 mummies

Carrier: buckwheat


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