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ABOUT GREEN LACEWINGS:
Also known as the Aphid Exterminator, Green Lacewings are an essential pollinator and pest predator for your garden. They are available in three life stages - which life stage you choose will depend on environment, timing, and pest level. They can be used indoors or outdoors. Use in orchards, nurseries, green houses, gardens, grow rooms, hydroponics, or anywhere pests exist.
Low-cost control for limited infestation.
Green Lacewing eggs are oblong and laid on hair-like filaments that hang from the underside of leaves. This protects the eggs from predators and also prevents the hatchlings from consuming one another. At +70°F., eggs take 2-5 days to hatch.
Immediate treatment of pest infestation.
In their larval stage, these "Aphid Lions" consume vast quantities of unwanted pests and their eggs. This is their predatory stage, and they have a voracious appetite — one solitary larval lacewing can consume up to 50 Aphids a day! Lacewing larvae will live between 2-3 weeks before pupating. They have brown or grey stripes and a humpback-shaped body.
Establish a population in a large area.
In the adult stage, Green Lacewings will travel around and pollinate your garden while seeking areas near aphid populations to lay their eggs. These winged insects are bright green in color with long, slender bodies and distinct copper-colored eyes. Adults can live 4-6 weeks.
As a general predator, Green Lacewing larvae feed on Aphids, Small Caterpillars, Whiteflies, Mites, Scale, Thrips, Psyllids, Mealybugs, and many other soft-bodied insects.
Adults feed on pollen, honeydew and nectar.
Ants will feed on Lacewing eggs. If ants are present, be sure to control the infestation before releasing, or hatch eggs indoors in packaging before releasing.
EGGS IN RICE HULLS:
Gently disperse eggs and rice hulls into hanging release boxes. Hang release box on infested plant limb, out of direct sunlight.
Each pack of lacewing eggs in rice hulls will include hanging boxes according to the quantity that was ordered.
1k- 5 boxes
2.5k - 5 boxes
5k - 10 boxes
10k - 15 boxes
100k - 100 boxes
EGGS ON HANGING CARDS:
Hang card on infested plant limb, out of direct sunlight.
For best results, release larvae immediately. Gently disperse larvae evenly onto infested plant. Leave container around infested plant to allow any remaining predatory larvae to be released.
For best results, release adults immediately. It is recommended to release in the morning or evening. Remove lid and gently tap container to release. Use cardboard (included) to regulate amount released throughout target area.
Release 0.5 per sq. ft. monthly.
Release 1 per sq. ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 times.
Release 1 per sq. ft., weekly, 2-4 times.
Release 1-3 per 10 sq.ft., monthly, as needed.
Release 2-5 per 10 sq.ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 times.
Release 4-8 per 10 sq.ft., weekly, 2-4 times.
Release 1 per sq. ft.,bi-weekly, 3-5 times.
50% of rate listed.
Release 100 adults per 4,000 sq. ft.
Release 100 adults per 2,000 sq. ft.
100 - 1,000 adults per acre, depending on infestation level.
Green Lacewing adults are ideal to be used on large crops where lacewing eggs and larvae are not easily released.
Pesticides, even-wetting agents, and spreader-stickers may adversely affect Green Lacewing survival. Broad spectrum and systemic insecticides are toxic to Lacewings.
Depending on the size and type of plants, the number and type of pests, other predator and parasite populations, and temperature, the frequency of releases may be affected.
Release eggs once hatching begins. If storage is necessary, store at 40° - 46° F for no more than 10 days.
LARVAE & ADULT:
For best results, release adults and larvae immediately. If storage is necessary, do not refrigerate and store for no more than 24 hours.