Adaline Adalia Bipunctata

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Adaline products contain the predatory ladybug, Adalia bipunctata. These products are recommended for treating aphid hotspots because they can give rapid reduction of established aphid colonies. Adults and larvae are both voracious predators of most types of aphid. They combine well with parasites products such as Aphiline, which take longer to give visible control.

Key Features

  • Larvae and adults of Adalia will both actively search the plants for the pests.
  • Each individual can consume up to 60 aphids a day
  • Gives rapid reduction in pest populations
  • Active and highly visible in the crop to help monitoring

Target Pests

Aphids

How It Works

Adults will search the crop to find aphid colonies. When they find the colonies they will consume many of the aphids and lay their eggs in this area. Once the eggs hatch they will go through several larval stages which are also voracious predators. In fact, the most efficient predatory stages are the L3 and L4 larval stages. Once they grow to adults they are long lived so they will continue to feed in the crop for several weeks and can lay up to 20 eggs/day. Adalia is also a generalist predator eating a wide range of pests. As long as there is plenty of food available in the crop then Adalia can establish strong populations and help to give long term control of aphids. Adalia is active from 12-13 ° C, making it an ideal aid for outdoor crops.

Available delivery systems

  • 100 adults in 200ml bottle
  • 25 adults in 30ml vial
  • 250 larvae in a tub

Handling & Storage

Instructions for use

  • Open the container and release the Adalia directly onto plants with aphid colonies.
  • Larvae should be used as soon as possible. Their cannibalistic nature means that they will begin to eat each other as soon as the food provided for them during transport is exhausted.
  • Distribute the contents onto the leaves or in URB (universal release boxes) evenly throughout the crop, by gently shaking and rotating the bottle.
  • Take care when releasing them that any carrier material does not fall to the floor; it is important that it remains on the leaves initially so that the larvae can move onto the plants.

Storage and transport

  • Transport and store at 6-10ºC
  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Use within 18 hours of receipt