Koppert Ervipar (Aphidius ervi pupae)

Koppert Ervipar (Aphidius ervi pupae)

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Koppert Ervipar is a unique product that's specially made to help control aphids effectively. It contains mummies in buckwheat and it hatches parasitic wasp Aphidius ervi which specifically targets glasshouse potato aphid (Aulacorthum solani), potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae), and even tobacco aphid (Myzus persicae var. nicotianae). It works when the female adult parasitic wasp parasitizes the aphid, then after a couple of days, the parasitized aphid will start to swell and turns into a leathery, grey or brown mummy. Inside it, a new parasitic wasp will emerge to lay more eggs and continue the cycle. The initial mummies will be visible in the crop approximately after 2 weeks from introduction. This is ideal to use as soon as aphid infestation begins to develop. It's very easy to use, simply spread mummies with buckwheat on rock wool or DIBOX in small heaps. Make sure it won't be thicker than 2 cm, then leave it there for at least one week.

Koppert Ervipar is available in two sizes:

  • The 100 ml bottle contains 500 Parasitic Wasps pupae in buckwheat.
  • The 500 ml bottle contains 5,000 Parasitic Wasps pupae in buckwheat.


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Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Aphidius ervi (parasitic wasp)
Target pests Aphids (potato aphid, glasshouse potato aphid and tobacco aphid)
For use in Crops
Application Sprinkle mummies with buckwheat on rock wool or in DIBOX in small heaps (not thicker than 2 cm) and leave it there for at least one week.
Color Adults: black
Special Features Effective in controlling potato aphid, glasshouse potato aphid and tobacco aphid.
Shipping Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 2721)


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Sprinkle mummies with buckwheat on rock wool or in DIBOX in small heaps (not thicker than 2 cm) and leave it there for at least one week.

Environmental conditions

Not active until high temperatures (above 86F/30C)

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


Adults: size 4-5 mm, black

Other stages: develop inside host


Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.

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Does the Koppert Ervipar (Aphidius ervi pupae) control wasp nests?

This product popped up with a wasp elimination search. There is no notation in the description that the Koppert Ervipar is effective to eliminate wasps. Can you explain if it is effective? We have several wasps' nests at our home that are located in gutters, which are very difficult to access.


The Koppert Ervipar (Aphidius ervi pupae) are live parasitic wasps which are natural parasites of aphids. We apologize for any confusion. The listing would have appeared because these are, in fact, live wasps. If you have wasp nests to treat which are up high where they are difficult to reach, then we would recommend applying Tempo 1% Dust using the Dustick Duster, which has extension poles to reach up to 21 feet. Alternatively, you can apply Wasp-X Aerosol in short, 1 second bursts to kill insects on contact and to leave a residual around and/or inside the nest. Wasp-X will spray up to 20 feet.

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