Koppert Aphilin (Aphelinus abdominalis)

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The Koppert Aphilin contains Aphelinus abdominalis or parastic wasps that completely targets damaging Aphids commonly found on potatoes. It specifically controls potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and the glasshouse potato aphid Aulacorthum solani. Female adult parasitic wasps manage aphids through parasitizing and host feeding also takes place. Other than that, these parasitic wasps gives side effects that are against Myzus persicae.

For application, discharge mummies near diseased plants because parasitic wasps are not very mobile. Disseminate material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes or DIBOX. Material should remain at its introduction site for a few days. Per 100 ml. bottle holds mummies mixed with wood-chips where 500 parasitic wasps can hatch.

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Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Parasitic wasp (Aphelinus abdominalis)
Target pests Potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, and the glasshouse potato aphid, Aulacorthum solani.
For use in Potato plants.
Application Spread material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes (DIBOX).
Color Black thorax, yellow abdomen
Special Features Gives side effects against Myzus persicae.
Shipping Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 4151)

Details

APHILIN
Aphelinus abdominalis (parasitic wasp)
Appearance
Adults: size 2.5-3 mm, short legs, short antennae, black thorax, yellow abdomen
Other stages: develop inside host

Visual effect
Parasitized aphid hardens into a leathery black coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole with a jagged edge at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies can be seen in the crop a minimum of 2 weeks after the first introduction. 

Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 47-50F (8-10C)
  • In the dark

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