Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Miglyphus, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.
100 ml bottle, containing 500 adults
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
- Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
- Bottles standing
- In the dark
Release parasitic wasps between leaves in the morning or in the evening.
The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.
Leaf miners (larval stages, preferably the second and third stage)
Adult female parasitic wasps of Diglyphus isaea kill leaf-miner larvae in the mine and lay their eggs on them. The eggs develop into parasitic wasps inside the mine (but outside the leaf miner), using the dead larvae as food.
Diglyphus becomes effective at temperatures of 15°C and higher.
Miglyphus (Diglyphus isaea) is used for biological pest control of leaf miners, when infestation begins. Contains parasitic wasps.