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.

Aphidius colemani, ervi mix

Product ID: ACE aphidius_colemani__ervi_mix

Aphidius colemani and Aphidius ervi are both parasitic wasps of a wide range aphid species. Using a mix of the two has a far greater probability of success in a greenhouse situation. Aphid endoparasitic wasps including Aphidius colemani and Aphidius ervi are 2-3 mm and 4-5 mm long and slender bodied, respectively. These two endoparasitic aphid wasps are mixed in a single package to target their different aphid species.
Price:
$59.85
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.
Price:
$17.95
Ladybugs

Product ID: LB10

Ladybugs, or lady beetles (Hippodamia convergens) are the best-known garden predators available. Ladybugs will eat aphids and other soft- bodied insects.
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$14.85
Aphidius colemani

Product ID: AM10

The wasp genus Aphidius is a large group containing numerous species, all of which attack aphids and provide natural control of aphids in backyard gardens, commercial fields, and urban landscapes. They are generally used in greenhouses.
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.
Price:
$49.99
Aphidius ervi

Product ID: Aervi10

Aphidius ervi attack many species of larger aphids such as the green peach aphid and brassica aphids. As brassica aphids are quite common in gardens, you are likely to see this natural enemy in your garden.
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.
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$52.25
Green Lacewing eggs on card

Product ID: 5mGreen Lacewing card

Lacewings stay where you place the cards in your garden, and the larvae are voracious feeders on those pesky bugs. The larvae are voracious predators used to control a wide range of soft-bodied pest insects. Green Lacewings larvae eat aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, moth eggs, scale, thrips, and whiteflies. The best time to release is early morning or late afternoon. The cards can be stored at no lower than 50°F for up to 48 hours.

The eggs are on perforated hanging cards, hang the cards, from the hole in the card, near the underside of leaves in the target area.

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$38.85
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.