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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri



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Back in stock on February 28th 

Related to lady beetles, Cryptolaemus are predatory beetles that hunt several species of mealybugs. Both the adults and larvae hunt for prey. They have a large appetite consuming about 30-70 mealybugs per day. Adults are able to fly, making for easy dispersal throughout the crop. The larva mimics the appearance of mealybugs, which allows them to invade mealybug colonies unnoticed. Cryptolaemus can eat other soft-bodied insects if mealybugs are not available but won't complete its life cycle on certain diets. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Vlad Lazar
Every single one was alive.

They arrived in top shape.

Thank you for your review!

Don Ingram

These are my new favorite bugs. This is the second time I have ordered and in both cases the bugs arrived in one day alive and ready to go. With the first batch I saw some copulateing I think, so I'm hopeing they will make babies. I'm not adept at telling the difference between Cryptolaemus larva and Meal Bugs.

Thank you for your feedback, Don! We're thrilled to hear that our bugs are your new favorites and that they arrived quickly and in great condition. If you ever need assistance distinguishing between Cryptolaemus larvae and mealybugs, feel free to reach out. We appreciate your support!

Don Ingram

Shipped on Tues. arrived on Wed.alive and well. After the light stand lights had been on around an hour this morning they became more active.
I'm an orchid hobbiest who has about 100 plants growing under lights, so the fact that you sell small quantities is great for someone like me.
I saw you on the show Still Standing and I'm glad I checked you out.

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that your order arrived quickly and in great condition. If you ever have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email! :)

Robert Bruce
Excellent shipping and great product!!

Everything came alive and well and are currently doing their job on all my houseplants. Would definitely buy again! Quick shipping too!

Thank you for your positive feedback. We're happy to hear that our beneficial bugs are thriving on your houseplants and look forward to assisting you again in the future!

Cassandra Miller

Mites and beetles arrived alive after replacement order was sent. I’m a small business who is wanting to also support small. So far I’m happy with my orders and customer service.

Thanks Cassandra for the review, always a pleasure to work with you! :)