The larval stage of this delicate insect consumes aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, caterpillar eggs, scales, thrips, and whiteflies.
Adults are shipped as pre-fed females ready to lay eggs. Each adult female may deposit as many as 800 eggs in her lifetime. The adults eat only honey, pollen, and nectar, which they need to reproduce. Lacewing adults should be released the day they are received. If immediate release is not possible, moisten the accompanying sponge in water and replace it. Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Release rate: 200 to 500 adults per acre or 100 trees.
Eggs deposited inside the shipping container can be released by cutting the cardboard container with scissors or sharp blade.
Green Lacewing eggs are oval and pale green. Eggs turn gray just before the larvae emerge.
Preferred Shipping method: 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."