Orius insidiosis - Minute Pirate Bug - Attacks All Stages of Thrips

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TARGET PESTS:

Feeds on all life stages of Thrips, Aphids, Whiteflies, Mites, and Moth Eggs.

 

ABOUT ORIUS INSIDIOSIS:

Also known as the "Minute Pirate Bug," this predator is primarily used to control Thrips. Larval and adult stages of this beneficial bug are predatory, and an adult can consume as many as 80 pests per day. It can take 4-6 weeks to establish a colony, so we recommend multiple releases. 

 

ORIUS INSIDIOSIS INTRODUCTION RATES:

Introduce 0.05 - 1 Orious per sq. ft.
Introduce 5-10 Orious per 100 sq. ft.
Introduce  50-100 Orious per 1,000 sq. ft.

Multiple releases recommended.

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PRO TIPS:
Orius may enter hibernation when daylight is less than 12 hours. Artificial lighting will help keep your Orius from hibernating.

 

LIFECYCLE:

Approximately 2 week lifecycle. Egg to adult in 14 days. Females can lay up to 3 eggs per day.

 

GOOD BUG SUPPLEMENTAL DIET:
Maintaining your growing operation relies on well-fed beneficial insects as your natural defenders. By providing dependable food sources, you enhance their strength and effectiveness.

Our Good Bug Supplemental Diet combines Ephestia and Artemia - which are highly nutritional food sources rich in proteins, lipids, and essential fatty acids.

Packaged on easy-to-use hanging tabs!

 

THINK PREVENTATIVE CARE!
Catch Thrips before they become a problem with our Beneficial Nematodes-Sf. These predators attack over 200 soil dwelling pests. Click here to learn more!