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Whitefly Problem? Solution Eretmocerus Eremicus

Whitefly Problem? Solution Eretmocerus Eremicus

Whitefly Problem? Solution Eretmocerus Eremicus

67.98$

Eretmocerus Eremicus

is a hymenopteran insect parasite of several species of whiteflies, mainly of the genera Bemisia and Trialeurodes. This insect as well as the species very close to it, Eretmocerus Mundus, is widely used in the biological control of pests in agricultural crops.
It is native to the southern desert area of California and Arizona both in the United States.

Use in Biological Control

The adults of this wasp are approximately 1 mm in length. The females lay their eggs between the nymphs of the whiteflies and the surface of the leaves where they are found. Females lay on all whitefly stages except eggs, but prefer second stage nymphs. 2
Eggs of E. eremicus emerge approximately four days after being laid and its larvae develop as an internal parasitoid. The larva of the wasp makes a hole in the nymph of the whitefly, penetrates it, and remains dormant until it matures, once it does, the larva of E. eremicus releases digestive enzymes and begins to digest the semi-liquid parts of the whitefly. 2
The larva of the wasp goes through three instars, taking about twelve days to complete development. Once metamorphosed, the adult makes a hole to exit the corpse of its host. The adult female can live between 6 and 12 days at 27 ° C. It can lay between three and five eggs per day. Females can also kill whitefly nymphs due to the wounds they can make while trying to lay the egg under them. Feeding in this case also on the hemolymph that exudes from the wounds.

Prices & Quantities

5’000  ERETMOCERUS ON CARDS Eretmocerus Eremicus …………………………. $ 67.98
10’000 ERETMOCERUS ON CARDS Eretmocerus Eremicus ………………………….$ 138.78

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

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