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Dalotia Coriaria


Dalotia coriaria is a fast-moving, soil dwelling rove beetle. A generalist predator, it feeds on a wide range of small insects and mites but is primarily an egg predator. Dalotia coriaria is used in the control of fungus gnats, thrips pupae, shore flies, moth fly larvae, root mealybugs, springtails and other small arthropods.

While they are beetles, they do not quite look like beetles. They are light to dark brown in color, with adults being 3-4 mm long. Dalotia coriaria curve their abdomen upwards (like scorpions) and can run or fly when disturbed . Since they can actively fly, they rapidly colonize the release area. Each adult rove beetle consumes 10-20 prey per day. In greenhouse conditions, adults are non-diapausing and can be used year round especially in propagation conditions.

  • 8-12º C / 46-53º F
  • Do not store in sunlight
  • Do not freeze
  • Roll back and forth before use
  • Apply early morning or late afternoon

  • Western flower thrips
  • Fungus gnats

  • Cannabis
  • Blueberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Vineyards
  • Strawberries
  • Ornamentals

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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.

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