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Aphidius colemani

Aphidius colemani is an excellent searcher and can locate small colonies of ahpid when populations are low. The female wasps search for nymphs or adult aphids by sensing the odor of infested plants and the aphid's honey-dew secretion. Using her ovipositor the female will insert an egg inside the aphid host and when the egg hatches the larva begin to eat the aphid causing its death. A new adult emerges through a round exit hole at the back of the mummy. 
Each female wasp can lay up to 300 eggs, most during the first days of adulthood. The presence of a parasitic wasp can cause a panic reaction where aphids fall down to escape and some won't be able to climb back and die. 

Key Features

  • Parasitic wasp for controlling small aphid species 
  • Endoparasitoid
  • Very good search behavior that allows them to detect and parasitize developing aphid hot spots at low prey density 
  • Easily disperses throughout the crop


  • Use immediately upon receipt
  • If not possible, product can be briefly stored at 50-59 °F (10-15 °C) and RH > 85%
Item # Description Size
15020 Aphidius Mix - 750 (Buckwheat) 100 ml
15105 BI Aphidius Colemani - 500 4 oz bottle
15106 BI Aphidius Colemani - 5,000 4 oz bottle
17032 Aphidius Colemani - 5,000 (Sawdust) 250 ml
17035 Aphidius Colemani - 500 (Sawdust) 30 ml
17236 Aphi-Mix System - 750 (Buckwheat) - colemani, ervi, mat, abd 100 ml
17314 Aphidius Colemani - 500 Blanco
17353 Petri Plate - Aphidius colemani
200143 Colemani Banker Plant
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