GrowLiv Biologicals

Green Lacewing Eggs

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Product description:
Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) is a great addition to any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. They are particularly aggressive towards aphids but also work exceptionally well as an all-purpose predator. Adults only feed on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew, while the larvae feed on aphids and other soft-bodied pests such as spider mites, whitefly, thrips, leafhopper, mealybugs, and eggs & small larvae of moths. The larvae feed for about three weeks, spin a cocoon, and appear as adults ten days later under optimal conditions. The type of stage you should order depends on how severe your infestation is.


Eggs stage:
The egg stage works well for establishing the green lacewing population at the start of the season. This stage should be used as a preventative measure when aphid infestation is very low. The eggs take 3-9 days to hatch once shipped, the hatching time is dependent on the environment in your grow room. Once hatched their colour will change from vibrant light green to opaque-white.


Directions:
Pull each jute string apart and hang it over a branch inside the plant canopy. Make sure it is away from direct sunlight and any strong winds for optimal results.


Target Pests:

  • Aphids
Other pests it will feed on if aphids aren't around:
  • Whitefly
  • Thrips
  • Spider mites
  • Leafhopper
  • Mealybugs
  • Eggs of butterflies and moths
  • Small larvae of butterflies and moths

 

Ideal Environment

  • 25°C - 26°C (77–78°F) with a relative humidity of 50-70%. These are optimum conditions and not necessarily essential for successful implementation.

 

Scouting:
The best time to scout green lacewing larva is during the evening or when there is an overcast since they are usually well-hidden during the day. Other signs to look for are small green lacewing eggs on top of the leaf surface and dead, dry-looking aphids.

 

Tips and Tricks:
If ants are present, they should be controlled. Ants eat green lacewing eggs and protect aphids from predators in exchange for their honeydew secretions.


Shipping:
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