Orius laevigatus; predatory bug against thrips
Adult predatory bugs are about 2 mm long and brown to black in color with lighter patches on the wings. Males and females look similar. Just after hatching nymphs are almost colorless but soon turn yellow to orange or brown. Almost all nymphal stages have red eyes.
Mode of action:
all the stages of Orius can kill thrips. Thripses are punctured and drained. At high prey densities the predators kill more prey than they need just for food. A female Orius consumes under optimal conditions around 12 thrips per day.
is used in greenhouses and indoor landscapes against thrips. Consider repeated introductions. The product is sensitive to various chemical pesticides. Ask for advice on introduction strategy.
effect of THRIPOR:
- all stages of Orius prey on thrips
- prey is punctured and drained
- more effective if pollen is present
- at high densities more prey is killed than needed as food source
- Orius female consumes about 12 thrips per day under optimal conditions
The product THRIPOR:
Product: bottle of 100 ml with 2,000 adults and nymphs in buckwheat and some vermiculite.
Shelf life: a maximum of 2 days at 10-15 ° C lying in the dark.
Climate: the optimal temperature for Orius is between 20-30 ° C. At a constant temperature of 11 ° C development stops. Prefers a slightly higher humidity (60%).
- several thrips species
- partly effective against spider mites and aphids