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.
Aphidius colemani, ervi mix
Product ID: ACE aphidius_colemani__ervi_mix
Fresh Healthy Ladybugs
Green Lacewing - Chrysoperia carnea
Product ID: GVP10
Green Lacewing eggs are oval and pale green. Just before the larvae hatch, eggs turn gray. The eggs are shipped in vials with food and a carrier such as rice hulls, bran or vermiculite.
Product ID: AM10
Aphidius colemani are small braconid wasps. Females lay eggs singly in aphid nymphs. The wasp larvae consume the aphids from inside. As the larvae mature and the aphids are killed, the aphids turn into mummies. After the larvae pupate, each adult wasp emerges through an exit hole cut in the mummy. In addition to killing aphids directly, mechanical disturbance of aphid colonies by the searching behavior of the adult wasps causes many aphids to fall off the plants and die.
Product ID: Aphidus ervi10
Aphidius ervi attack many species of larger aphids such as the green peach aphid and brassica aphids.
A relatively large wasp (twice the size of Aphidius colemani) with a black, slender body with brown legs and long antennae. The female wasp injects an egg in the aphid with her ovipositor. Hatched larvae eat the aphid from the inside leading to the formation of a a golden-yellowish-brown mummy. Finally, a new adult parasitic wasp leaves the mummy through a round hole.
Product ID: Aervi10
Mummies are 1mm in size and a light bronze color. When the adults emerge, they leave exit holes in the mummies.Larvae are not visible as they are living within the aphid.
Adults are tiny wasps, about 3mm long. They have dark wings and gold and black bodies. Adults are identified by the veins on their wing.