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Podisus maculiventris

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50 adultsBottle Qty US$ 38.00
200 individualsBottle Qty US$ 150.00
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Product description


The predatory stink bug Podisus maculiventris proves a powerful yet eco-friendly ally in the fight against damaging agricultural pests. This formidable natural enemy feeds mercilessly on caterpillar and beetle invaders, including the dreaded Colorado potato beetle, deploying its formidable appetite to help curb pest populations in greenhouse and open-field crops alike. By enlisting the stink bug’s aid, farmers can curb their use of synthetic pesticides and adopt greener methods of pest control, allowing for a more sustainable system of crop production. Here, the stink bug emerges as an unexpected hero—one that helps safeguard harvests through an appetite for destruction.

Targeted crops

  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Cole crops
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Onions

Targeted pests

  • Beet armyworms (Spodoptera exigua)
  • Cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni)
  • Cabbage worms (Pieris brassicae)
  • Colorado potato beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)
  • Corn earworms (Helicoverpa zea)
  • Diamondback moths (Plutella xylostella)
  • European corn borers (Ostrinia nubilalis)
  • Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda)
  • Flea beetles (Alticini)
  • Mexican bean beetles (Epilachna varivestis)
  • Velvetbean caterpillars (Anticarsia gemmatalis)
  • Western bean cutworm (Striacosta albicosta)

Application Instructions

The application of Podisus maculiventris should be done at an ambient temperature of around 25-30°C and with high relative humidity.
Check that the pest insects are present in the crops before applying Podisus maculiventris. They can be applied directly to the infested plants. It is recommended to apply them in the late afternoon, when the temperature is cooler and the insects are less active.

Storage Instructions

Podisus maculiventris should be stored in a cool place, with a relative humidity of 70 to 90%, and at a temperature between 8 and 12°C. Avoid storing them in a place that is too hot or too cold.

Podisus maculiventris have a limited shelf life. They should be used as soon as possible after receipt. If storage needs to be extended, it is recommended to store them for a maximum period of 7 days.