Aphidoletes System

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Gall midge larvae that clears large aphid hot spots

What is Aphidoletes-System?
  • The gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza, whose larvae are biological control agents
  • Orange-coloured larvae that can become up to 3 mm
  • Larvae consume multiple aphid species
  • Adults only feed on nectar and pollen
What are the benefits Aphidoletes-System?
  • Very good search behaviour that allows them to detect and predate on incipient aphid hot spots at low prey density
  • Eggs are only deposited in aphid hot spots
  • No leaf damage due to gall formation 
How does biological control with Aphidoletes-System work?
  • Adult females are actively looking for aphid hot spots
  • Adults lay more than 100 eggs per aphid hotspots
  • The larvae start sucking their prey immediately after hatching
  • Up to 100 aphids are eaten during the larval stage
  • In case of large aphid hot spots, more aphids are killed than they need to feed themselves (overkill)
In which crops can you introduce Aphidoletes-System?
  • Ornamental crops such as rose and gerbera
  • Vegetable crops such as tomato and cucumber
  • Soft fruit such as strawberry and raspberry
  • Tree nursery



Packaging: 100 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 1.000 pupae

Carrier: vermiculite



Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 2.000 pupae

Carrier: vermiculite



Packaging: 1 l tube

Contents: 10.000 pupae

Carrier: vermiculite

For Use On 

  • Strawberry
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Anthurium
  • Tree and shrub nursery
  • Tomato and Cherry tomato
  • Sweet pepper and Hot pepper
  • Roses
  • Melon and Watermelon
  • Green and Runner bean
  • Gerbera
  • Eggplant (aubergine)
  • Cucumber and Gherkin
  • Chrysanthemum

Relevant pests and diseases




Technical Sheet