Monday, November 5, 2012

Aphid control using beneficial green lacewings

In the mail this morning arrived 500 lacewing larvae for me to sprinkle over my capsicums, chilli and eggplant seedlings.  Each larvae can eat up to 700 aphids per day over 12 days (500 eggs x 700 meals x 12 days = 4.2 million aphids)
After sprinkling them over the affected seedlings they were munching within minutes.

the hairy brown alligators in action (love my new macro camera)
All I need to do now is have some flowering plants around to feed the adult lacewings  for a few weeks until she lays up to 600 more eggs.

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