Ships via FedEx Overnight to a street address only (no Post Office box).
Chrysoperla rufilabris larvae, Green Lacewing larvae (also known as aphid lions) devour aphids and will feed on mealybugs, cottony cushion scale, insect eggs, mites, thrips, red spider mites, moth eggs and small caterpillars.
Release one Green Lacewing larva per twenty pests, or two larvae per one square foot. Use 10,000 to 50,000 larvae per acre.
Larvae are shipped in a bottle with a small amount of food. Release them as soon as they arrive because once the food runs out they will cannibalize each other.
The larvae will feed for approximately 10 to 14 days (depending on climatic conditions and available food source) and then pupate. You may wish to introduce more larvae at that time.
For complete instructions, see Useful Information below to download the Product Guide.
Price DOES NOT include delivery. Ships via FedEx Overnight to a street address only (no Post Office box).
Larvae are sent out Mondays only. Place your order at least 3 business days in advance of desired shipping date (Monday holidays will delay processing of order). Unless you specify otherwise, we will send your Beneficial Insects on the next possible shipping day. You could also request delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box.
These are shipped with cold packs in warm months. Do not be alarmed when the cold packs arrive warm or melted, as this will not affect the viability of the product. However, these creatures may die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather. We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem.
Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If FedEx is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.
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Ships via FedEx Overnight to street addresses only. Cannot ship to PO Boxes. Ships directly from the manufacturer (tracking emails will not be sent — please call for tracking information).
Cannot ship to the following states: HI, GU, PR, VI.
Up to 10 beneficial insects may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
Shipping Weight: 2.00 lbs.
The products and packaging are excellent. My only critique: make information on introduction of insects, storage, and also needed equipment/accessories for lures more accessible/clear for us beginners. I ended up making my own beetle traps to go with my lures. I didn't realize I needed corn root worm traps to go with the lures and they're quite costly - maybe a DIY section for these...
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