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Eretmocerus eremicus is a tiny parasitic wasp (~1 mm in length). Female E. eremicus is pale lemon yellow, male is yellowish-brown in color. Unlike E. formosa, E. eremicus lays its eggs not in the body of larva, but between whitefly larva and leaf. Females also can pierce larvae by their ovipositors and feed on the hemolymph (blood) that exudes from the wound.
All the instars develop inside the whitefly larva. Females lay their eggs between the whitefly nymph and the leaf surface. The newly emerged larva chews a small hole into the whitefly. After 3-4 days of chewing the parasitoid larva enters the host where it remains dormant until the whitefly pupates. Once the whitefly pupal stage is reached, the wasp larva releases digestive enzymes and begins ingesting the semi-liquid body parts of the pupa.
The female lays teardrop-shaped eggs under whitefly larvae. In 3 days transparent eggs become light brown. Depending on temperature females can lay from 120 to 270 eggs.
The wasp larva passes through 3 instars. At the end of development, it fills the puparium, which turns into yellowish color, through the covers the wasp shapes are seen.
Influence of temperature on beneficial insects’ development rate
|Instar of development
||Time of pre-imaginal development (days) at a constant temperature ° С
|From egg to egg
The adult female consumes hemolymph (blood) that exudes from the wound. In such way, the beneficial insect can kill up to 40 % of the total pest number.
This information is indicative. We give individual recommendations in case you indicate your climatic conditions, type of crop, and infestation level. To use the correct biological protection methods, please contact the specialist of Bio Protection Company.
Eretmocerus eremicus is produced as scattering material, as cards and blisters.
For scattering material:
- make release early in the morning or in the evening to avoid direct sunlight;
- immediately before use incline the bottle horizontally and turn it gently to mix its contents;
- open the bottle and pour out its contents on plants or substrate, evenly spread the material in outbreaks;
- separate the blisters from each other by gently folding and tearing along the perforation;
- fold the card slightly forward near the top of the blister and pull the tab outward;
- hang the open blister on the leaf stalk so that it is shaded.
- gently separate the cards, avoid pressing zones with fixed pupae;
- hang the card in a place protected from direct sunlight.
Recommended standards for Eretmocerus eremicus applying
|Bioagent name in Latin
||Doses of the application by infection degree
|Frequency of application
||once in a month
||In a week