Both the larval and adult stages of this predator attack all stages of mealybugs. If food is scarce they will eat soft scales and aphids. Cryptolaemus are shipped as adults and are most effective in high infestations. Optimal conditions are 61-91 degrees F with a relative humidity between 70-80%. If not released immediately, store at room temperature. Application rates: 5/infested plant; 500-5,000/acre. First release should be in early spring. Larval stage 13-17 days. Pupae stage 7-10 days. Adult stage 15-25 days.
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