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Hypoaspis
Stratiolaelaps spp.
Predator of fungus gnats etc

 

Target Pests

Fungus gnat larvae in potting mixes, Bradysia spp.

Pupae of Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis

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Crops suitable

Greenhouse cut flower, vegetable and nursery crops using potting mixes, soil, rock wool and perlite.

Description

 

How to use

Soil dwelling predatory mite.

 

Sprinkle material containing mites on soil around infected plants

Hypoaspis or Stratiolaelaps adult

Release rates

Preventative treatments:

15,000 per 100-150 square meters of bedding, or

15,000 per 200-300 150 mm pots

 

Curative treatments here fungus gnats are well established:

Double the above recommendations.

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Suppliers

 

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Other biocontrol agents commonly used with Hypoaspis:

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Detailed descriptions and instructions for use are provided in

The Good Bug Book - Second Edition Available from good bug suppliers

Or view or download a PDF file of the Book entry for Hypoaspis.

Above: fungus gnat adult and below the maggots

┬ęDenis Crawford/Graphic Science