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    Pest Control for Whiteflies Solution ‘Encarsia Formosa’

    Pest Control for Whiteflies Solution ‘Encarsia Formosa’

    Pest Control for Whiteflies Solution ‘Encarsia Formosa’

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    55.20$(Negotiable)

    Encarsia Formosa

    is a species of chalcidoid wasp and a well-known parasitoid of greenhouse whitefly, one of the first to be used commercially for biological pest control, from the 1920s. They can use at least 15 species of whitefly as a host, including Bemisia tabaci and Aleyrodes proletella.

    The tiny females (about 0.6 mm long) are black with a yellow abdomen and opalescent wings. This species reproduces asexually via thelytoky induced by Wolbachia infection.[1] Males are produced only rarely. They are slightly larger than females and are completely black in coloration.

    Use in Biological Control

    Encarsia formosa has been used as a natural pesticide to control whitefly populations in greenhouses since the 1920s. Use of the insect fell out of fashion due to the increased prevalence of chemical pesticides and was essentially non-existent by the 1940s. Since the 1970s E. formosa has seen something of a revival, with renewed usage in European and Russian greenhouses. In some countries, such as New Zealand, it is the primary biological control agent used to control greenhouse whiteflies, particularly on crops such as tomato, a particularly difficult plant for predators to establish on.

    Prices & Quantities

    5’000   ENCARSIA ON CARDS Encarsia Formosa ………………………….$ 55.20
    10’000 ENCARSIA ON CARDS Encarsia Formosa ………………………….$ 99.98

    15,000 ENCARSIA LOOSE Encarsia Formosa [Pure] ……………………… $ 176.98
    15,000 ENCARSIA LOOSE Encarsia Formosa [Corn Grit] ……………….$ 176.98

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