Scientific Name: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri 

Race/Strain: Australia

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Coccinellidae

Packaging: Adult

Number of Organisms: 100 per container

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

*Recommended for control of Vine Mealybug, Citrus Mealybug, and other mealybug species

General Information

 

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri are ready for release upon arrival. Release when the temperature is between 60 and 90 degrees F.

 

Target Crops: Citrus, Grapes, Ornamentals

Preferred Pest Stage: All Stages

Sex Ratio: One to One

Fecundity: As many as 400 eggs per female

Longevity: 45-60 days

Handling: Upon receipt, adults may be stored for a day at 60 degrees F

Release Rate: 

  • Orchards & Vineyards: Release 500 to 1,000 per acre, one to two times per year.

  • Ornamentals: Release 5 per plant

Release Method: 

  • Orchards & Vineyards: Release where mealybug populations are highest.

  • Ornamentals: Shake directly onto infested plants

 

Special Instructions:

  1. Bioassay prior to releasing

  2. Maintain Ant control throughout the season