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Macrolophus-System

Voracious mirid bug that deals with several pests

What is Macrolophus-System?

  • The bright green mirid bug Macrolophus pygmaeus
  • Efficient beneficial against various pests
  • Preventative crop protection against unexpected infestations

What are the advantages of Macrolophus-System?

  • Eats the eggs and larvae of greenhouse and tobacco whitefly
  • Excellent combination with parasitic wasps against whitefly
  • Eats the eggs of the South American leaf miner Tuta absoluta
  • Also feeds on spider mites, moth eggs and aphids
  • Provides preventative protection of your crop
  • Young Macrolophus nymphs are effective biocontrol agents of e.g. red spider mite as they can’t fly

How does pest control with Macrolophus-System work?

  • Eats about 50 whitefly larvae and eggs a day
  • By using the alternative food sources Nutrimac and Artemac, the population of Macrolophus pygmaeus will grow, even in absence of prey

In which crops can you introduce Macrolophus-System?

  • In vegetable crops, especially in tomato and eggplant crops

Warning

Macrolophus pygmaeus can occasionally cause crop damage such as poor fruit set, flower drop, irregularly formed flowers, fruit or trusses and feeding spots on fruit. Please be cautious when the following conditions occur:

  • If there are 100 individuals on the entire plant or 50 in the head of the plant, the Macrolophus pygmaeus population is too large
  • If there is no prey available
  • If there is reduced fruit set caused by unfavourable climatic conditions or strong vegetative growth
  • In sensitive crops and varieties such as cherry tomatoes and small-truss tomato types

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

Units

Macrolophus-System-500

Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 500 bugs

Carrier: vermiculite

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Macrolophus-N-System-500

Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 500 nymphs

Carrier: vermiculite

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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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