Bugfood Ephestia kuehniella

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Bugfood is a supplementary feed designed to maximise the strength of your preventative control programs.

Key Features

  • Top quality insect feed from the World Number 1 supplier for Ephestia eggs
  • Proven to increase numbers of predatory insects on the crop
  • Can be applied directly to leaves or in Universal Release Boxes
  • Bugfood E can be combined with a wide range of predatory insects including:

Target Pests

Should be used in combination with predatory insects to strengthen preventative control programs against a range of target pests, including:

How It Works

Many predatory insects offer fantastic preventative control of a wide range of pests but they can struggle to become established on clean crops. Bugfood E is made of sterilised eggs of Ephestia kuehniella, it provides a top quality food source for predatory insects and ensures they establish strong populations to control the arrival of invading pests. Bugfood E is particularly critical for establishment of Macroline (containing the predatory insect Macrolophus). This product is critical for whitefly control, particularly on tomatoes, but it is slow to reproduce and establish. Therefore it must be released early in the crop cycle, long before the peak in pest pressure. Providing Bugfood E alongside Macroline has been proven to ensure much stronger establishment of the predators and give greater security of pest control.

Available delivery systems

Bugfood E is available in 2 unit sizes containing either 10g of 250g of Ephestia eggs. In addition to the weight of Ephestia, both products will also include a small amount of dehydrated Artemia cysts. These are added to the product to maintain the desired humidity during transport but they are also a suitable food for predatory insects.

Handling & Storage

Instructions for use

Open each container in the crop when ready to use. Apply directly to leaf surface or within Universal Release Boxes. Application rates should be managed depending on the crop situation and pest levels. As an approximate guide: 40-80g/week/ha for 8 weeks after release of Macroline. Contact your Bioline advisor for further advise on recommended programs.

Storage & Transport

  • Keep frozen until ready to use.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight.