Aphids

Ladybugs, Green lacewings, Aphidus colemani, Aphidius ervi, and Ahpidoletes aphidimyza are beneficial predators to eliminate Aphids.

Green lacewings are an often-under-appreciated group of beneficial insects. As with lady beetles, these natural enemies are important predators of aphids and many types of soft bodied insects and insect eggs. These insects are common in the spring summer and fall and their contribution to insect control is immense.

ladybugs for controlling aphids and other harmful insects. Ladybugs are the most popular beneficial insect for your garden. A single ladybug is capable of consuming up to 50 to 60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft-bodied insects.

Aphidius colemani is a parasitic wasp native to North America useful for biological control of aphids in greenhouses and outdoor growing. Aphidius parasites can be used both as a preventive measure and to combat infestations. Adult wasps live two to three weeks and will lay eggs in as many as 300 aphids over the period of their lives.

Aphidius ervi for Aphid Control. Aphidius ervi for Aphid Control Aphidius ervi is shipped as mummies (expect to see some hatched adults on arrival), and is an excellent parasite of potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae), foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani) and the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum). Provides preventive control of large aphids.

Aphidoletes aphidimyza, the aphid midge is a cecidomyiid fly whose larvae are effective predators of aphids. Initially a new species was described for every different prey attacked, and at least 24 previously described species have been determined to be A. aphidimyza. This voracious midge lays its eggs in colonies of aphids, and the predatory larvae then attacks and feeds on the aphid prey. Aphidoletes aphidimyza larvae feed on more than 60 different species of aphid.

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

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The aphid midge, Aphidoletes aphidimyza, is a cecidomyiid fly whose larvae are effective predators of aphids. The predacious larvae of these delicate, 3 mm. mosquito-like midges are best used for controlling substantial populations of more than 60 species of aphids. They feed by biting aphids and paralyzing them with a toxin before sucking out the aphid body fluids. They kill 3-50 aphids per day. Aphidoletes aphidimyza are used to control aphids indoors in commercial greenhouses and interior plantscapes as well as outdoors in orchards, shade trees, roses and home gardens.
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Aphids seem to find their way into every garden. They are small, soft-bodied insects that can survive in almost any zone. Aphids multiply quickly, so it’s important to get them under control before reproduction starts. Many generations can occur in one season. The good news is that they tend to move rather slowly, and aphid control is relatively easy.