Aphidoletes aphidimyza, commonly referred to as the gal midge, is a midge whose larvae feed on over 70 aphid species. Adults are small, delicate, mosquito-like flies with long, dangling legs and long antennae. Their eggs are oval, minute ( 0.1 mm – 0.3 mm) and orange. Adult A. aphidimyza feed on honeydew, their larvae (which look like orange maggots) although tiny, feed and consume larger aphids. Depending on their food source, they are bright-orange to red.
Aphid colonies secrete a honeydew odor, attracting adult A. aphidimiza. They deposit their eggs in these colonies so the larvae have a direct food source once they hatch. The larva paralyzes the aphids and proceeds to feed on them.
Plantsman produces and markets biological products. Production is carried out using innovative techniques under controlled quality assurance standards for the mass production of insects. All products are tested to meet specification requirements before leaving the factory.
The success of biological pest control is affected by the crop’s initial pest population (upon application of the product), weather conditions and chemical residue present in the crop, among other possible aggravating factors.
Under no circumstance shall Plantsman be liable for the outcome of the implementation in the field, as it has no control over local conditions, the application method, or the possible improper treatment/storage of the product.
We at Plantsman strive to deliver our bio control agents as fresh as possible. We ask that we’ll get all your orders on time to help us ensure the freshness of your deliveries. We understand the unpredictable nature of agricultural operations and that orders may not always arrive before the deadlines. The table below shows the latest we can get orders and guarantee delivery according to the specific beneficial. Please send us your orders as they come in regardless of the day. Due to the dynamics of our business, we may be able to find solutions to orders that will arrive after their cutoff time.
Orders placed on before the deadlines will be processed, and the delivery is guaranteed to arrive the following week. We will do our best to deliver orders placed later than the cutoff time but cannot guarantee. We usually fulfill any late orders including sometime orders that are sent during the weekend.
|Product Name||MON - EOD||TUES - EOD||WED - EOD||THURS - 4pm EST||FRI - EOD||Mon-Thurs|
|Encarsia formosa 5000 mummies|
|Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus eremicus|
|Chrysoperla carnea 500 larvae in cells|
|Chrysoperla carnea 1000 larvae in cells|
|Chrysoperla carnea 2000 eggs on jute strings|
|Chrysoperla carnea 5000 eggs on card|
|Chrysoperla carnea 50K eggs bulk|
|Phytoseiulus persimilis +|
|Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis)|
|Amblyseius swirskii 125K mite|
|Steinernema feltiae||Small Orders|
|Steinernema carpocapsae||Small Orders|
|Heterorhabditis bacteriophora||Small Orders|
*Place orders no later than Thursday for delivery on Tuesday next 2 weeks. For large quantities, please alert us in advance. Holidays in the US and abroad and flights and carriers’ disruptions may affect delivery dates and time.