BioCatolaccus (Catolaccus hunteri) is an ectoparasitoid wasp and a primary parasitoid of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii). The BioCatolaccus adult female wasp parasitizes larvae of the second and third instar of the pepper weevil by depositing its eggs on or near the host. The parasitic larvae develop externally, feeding on the host. The parasitized weevil larvae turn light brown, limp and soft (flaccid).
The effect of predation and parasitation are not obvious to the naked eye, since the attacked larval stages of the weevil occur inside the fruit.
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- Shipped in insulated and chilled boxes, packaging must be kept intact until it reaches the end-user.
- Keep in a cool location until release.
- BioCatolaccus viability decreases rapidly with prolonged storage
- To apply, open the lid of the container and allow some wasp to fly out onto the foliage.
- Gently tap the lid to dislodge wasps from the lid/rim of the container onto the foliage.
- Releases should be done during early morning or late afternoons.
BioCatolaccus introduction rates are determined according to the nature of the crop and the rate of infestation.
Before combining BioCatolaccus with any chemical pesticide in the crop, please consult your BioBee technical field representative.
Do not store in sunlight
Apply early morning or late afternoon
BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. produces and markets biological products. Production is carried out using innovative techniques under controlled quality assurance standards such as ISO 9001:2015, as well as IOBC’s international standards for mass-production of insects. All products are tested to meet specification requirements before leaving the factory.
The success of biological pest control is affected by the crop’s initial pest population (upon application of the product), weather conditions and chemical residue present in the crop, among other possible aggravating factors.
Under no circumstance shall BioBee be liable for the outcome of the implementation in the field, as it has no control over local conditions, the application method, or the possible improper treatment/storage of the product.