A.aphidimyza

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Aphidoletes aphidimyza targets a wide range of aphid species. This Gall Midge is recommended especially when aphid colonies are present or when unable to identify aphid species

Ants Protecting Aphids against Midge-larvaeAphidoletes aphidimyza is a small (2.5mm) fly-like insect called a gall midge. The adult gall midge is active only at night. It finds aphids by their smell and lays its eggs in the aphid colony. When the larvae hatch from the eggs they attack and eat many aphids. This Gall Midge attacks a wide range of aphid species and is especially effective when aphid colonies are present. Product is easy to apply; simply open the bottle and place it near your aphid infestations. Please try to keep the bottle away from ants.

Although the active larvae in the video (below) is actually a Green Lacewing, you can see orange A.aphidimyza larvae in the area and the damage they cause to an aphid colony.  FYI: The swollen, brown aphid mummy hanging by its chompers has been paricitized by an Aphidius colemani or ervi.   Towards the end of the video, you can see the shadow of the wasp developing in the aphid mummy.

 

 

 


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