Two spot ladybird Adalia

Adalia bipunctata, two spot ladybird
Appearance:

The native adult two spot ladybird Adalia bipunctata are about 4 mm and the color is usually red with two black spots (the "two-spot ladybird"), but other color variaties may also occur. The larvae are gray to black and have long legs. The eggs are elongated and yellow / orange and are always laid in groups, usually on the underside of leaves near the pest


Mode of Action:

The larvae and adult ;adybirds eat the aphids all the way up. Because the eggs are often deposited close to aphid colonies, the emerging larvae can immediately benefit from the aphids. Larvae can eat 100 aphids a day.

Application:

Both adults and larvae are used to control many aphids (such as lime aphid and maple aphid) outside in avenues and public parks, but also applicable in greenhouse cultures and indoor plantings.

effect of ADALIA:

  • preys on all kinds of aphids
  • Outdoors especially effective in lanterns
  • Native species, survives well
  • Within 1 week effect visible: aphid numbers going down
  • no risk for other fauna

The product ADALIA:

Product:
paper bag with 50, 100 or 250  larvae of the two spot ladybird in woodfibre

Shelf life:
maximum 1 day at 8-15°C

Climate:
Can best be used at temperatures above 15 ° C; below 15 ° C, the activity of the larvae is minimal, although the larvae and the adults will survive

Targets ADALIA bipunctata:

  • lime aphid
  • maple aphid
  • rose aphid
  • partially effective against foxglove aphid, potato aphid and green peach aphid