Green Lacewing Preferred food: aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, moth eggs, scales, thrips, and whiteflies.
Method of shipment: Green Lacewing are shipped as eggs packed in bran via USPS.
*In gardens and greenhouses, release eggs at approximately 1,000 eggs per 2,000 sq. ft.
*For farms release 5,000 to 50,000 per acre depending upon infestation.
Once the larvae emerge, they will feed for 1-3 weeks before they become adults. The adults are minor pollinators and eat pollen, honey, and nectar.
To establish a preventative colony, release green lacewing eggs several times at intervals of at least one week. For best results, begin releasing at the beginning of each growing season at 1 - 2 week intervals.
For severe infestations - Repeat releases every 7-14 days.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica Gyllenhal), Aphids (Mult), Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta), Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris asparagi (common); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted)), Bean Beetles - Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)), Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Black Scale (Saissetia oleae), Brown Almond Mite (Bryobia rubrioculus), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae), Caterpillar Eggs (Mult), Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Coconut Mealybug (Nipaecoccus nipae), Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Grape Leafhopper (Erythroneura elegantula), Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Leafhopper (Empoasca sp), Mealybug (Pseudococcus sp), Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Mites (Tetranychus sp), Oleander Scale (Phenacaspis sp), Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae), Potato Leafhopper; Bean Jassid (Empoasca fabae), Psyllids (Mult), Scale (Mult.), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp), Spider Mite (Mult), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)
What Are Green Lacewing & How Do They Arrive?
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Interiorscapes, Container Plants
Storage: Release larvae immediately upon hatching. Green lacewing work in a wide range of temperatures and high to low humidity. They are an excellent general predator in virtually any growing environment.
Shelf Life: Eggs will hatch within 3-10 days of receipt at 75-90°F. Refrigeration after receipt will diminish viability.