Eretmocerus eremicus is a tiny parasitic wasp (less than 1 mm. in length). The targets of eretmocerus eremicus are mainly Glasshouse whitefly and Tobacco. Rose, M.; Zolnerowich, G. Eretmocerus Haldeman (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) in the United States, with descriptions of new species. Eretmocerus eremicus is a small parasitic wasp the also host feeds on greenhouse and silverleaf whitefly nymphs. E. eremicus lays an egg inside the nymph.

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Unit of packaging Eretmocerus eremicus parasitic wasp Pack size: Target Glasshouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabaci in the second and third larval stage. However introductions can start at lower temperatures. Storage and handling Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt.


Eretmlcerus them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Remarks Eretmocerus eremicus is less susceptible to pesticides than Encarsia formosa. Intensive deleafing in tomatoes hinders the population build up of whitefly parasites. Mode of action Female adult parasitic wasp parasitizes the larva of the whitefly.

Host feeding also takes place. Visual effect After about 2 weeks, the first parasitized pupae can be seen in the crop.

The parasitized whitefly pupa turns yellow in colour and is independent eretmoocerus species. The adult parasitic wasp emerges from the pupa through a round hole.

The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.

Eretmocerus eremicus

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