Stethorus punctillum is a small black ladybug, around 1.5 mm long, with little yellow antennae. The larvae are dark in colour. The eggs are oval-shaped and yellow, generally laid near pest mite colonies.
The larvae and adults are predators that feed on all stages of several mite species, including the two-spotted spider mite, spruce spider mite, southern red mite and European red mite.
This little ladybug has proven to be excellent at controlling pest mite infestations. It flies with ease and is able to detect sources of infestation. Unlike Neoseiulus fallacis and Phytoseiulus persimilis, it can be used in high-temperature, low-humidity conditions.
For the commercial market only.
|Light curative||0,5 à 1||per m2||14 days||3 introductions total|
|Medium curative||5||par m2||7 days||4 introductions total|
|Hot spot||100||per m2||7 days||Until established|
Aphids, thrips and whiteflies are pests capable of breeding by parthenogenesis (without male fertilization).