Orius insidiousus

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These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping.


Target Pests:
General predator. Orius feeds on several species of pests, such as, Thrips, Aphids, Whiteflies, Mites and Moth eggs. 

Orius (also known as minute pirate bugs) are general predators, feeding on many pest species. Primarily used to control all stages of thrips. Adults kill as many as 80 pests per day. In the absence of prey, Orius will feed on pollen. For this reason, Orius establish well on pollen rich plants. It takes 4 to 8 weeks to establish a population. Adults are 3mm and females lay 2 to 3 eggs per day in plant tissue. Nymphs go through 5 instars before adulthood. All five stages are predatory. Orius may enter into diapauses (hibernation) when day light is less than 12 hours. 

Release Rates: 
.5 to 1 per 10 sq.ft.

Egg to adult: about 2 weeks, adults live for about 14 days.