These delicate predators consume aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, caterpillar eggs, scales, thrips, and whiteflies. Green lacewing are shipped as eggs packed in bran. Green Lacewing eggs are oval and pale green. Eggs turn gray just before the larvae emerge.
Release rates: In gardens and greenhouses, release eggs at about 1,000 eggs/200 sq. ft., 10 to 50 thousand per acre. Once the larvae emerge, they will feed for 1-3 weeks before they become adults. The adults eat only honey, pollen, and nectar, which they need to reproduce. Repeated releases may be necessary if the infestation has not been arrested 5-7 days after the larvae have emerged. Availability: year-round.
Preferred Shipping methods: FedEx 2nd Day or Overnight.
Permit required for shipment to Hawaii and many countries outside the USA.
"Live & perishable product sales, once shipped are final, non-cancelable
and non-refundable, unless approved by a Biocontrol Network officer."