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Chrysopa-System

Voracious and polyphagous larvae of the green lacewing

What is Chrysopa-System?

  • Also known as the green lacewing Chrysopa carnea
  • Biological control of aphids by the larvae
  • Adults can be recognised by their green metallic colour, large wings and golden eyes 

What are the benefits of Chrysopa-System?

  • Also feeds on other insects such as mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, whitefly and other small caterpillars
  • Remains active during a long period with lower temperatures and during the night
  • Able to attack large prey 

How does biological control with Chrysopa-System work?

  • The females lay up to 400 eggs on a stalk near the pests hot spots
  • The larvae are biological control agents as the adults feed on nectar, honeydew and pollen
  • They randomly search for prey and then suck them
  • The larvae consume up to 50 aphids a day
  • The last stage of the larvae is the most voracious one, responsible for 75% of total consumption 

In which crops you can introduce Chrysopa-System?

  • Vegetable crops such as pepper and eggplant
  • Soft fruit such as strawberry and raspberry
  • Ornamental crops such as rose 

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

Units

Chrysopa-System-1.000

Packaging: 500 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 1.000 larvae

Carrier: buckwheat

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Chrysopa-System-10.000

Packaging: 5 l plastic bucket

Contents: 10.000 larvae

Carrier: buckwheat

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

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