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Brown lacewing
Micromus tasmaniae
Aphid and general predator

 

Target Pests

The larva of brown lacewing is a predator of a wide range of pests including aphids, moth eggs and small larvae, scales and whiteflies.

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Crops suitable

Vegetables and protected crops

Description

Adults, 12 mm long with long lace like wings.
Eggs, oblong, typically laid under leaves.
Larvae have large pinchers for attacking prey.

Do not carry debris on their backs like green lacewings.

How to use

 

 

 

Release rates

Lacewings are supplied as eggs from which larvae hatch shortly after arrival.

Place the lacewing eggs through infected plants.

 

 

Brown lacewings are under development and release rates and strategies are currently being trialled.

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Suppliers

 

 

Other biocontrol agents commonly used with brown lacewings:

 

  • IPM Technologies
     

 

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