Scientific Name: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Number of Organisms: 100 per container
*Recommended for control of Vine Mealybug, Citrus Mealybug, and other mealybug species
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
Orchards & Vineyards: Release 500 to 1,000 per acre, one to two times per year.
Ornamentals: Release 5 per plant
Orchards & Vineyards: Release where mealybug populations are highest.
Ornamentals: Shake directly onto infested plants
Bioassay prior to releasing
Maintain Ant control throughout the season