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Leafminer Parasites(Diglyphus isaea) are tiny beneficial insects that kill leafminer larva in the mine and lay an egg in it. The egg develops into a parasitic wasp inside the mine(but outside the leafminer) using the dead larva as food. The parasite which after release, target leafminers in all larval stages. D. isaea adults are 2-3 mm long, metallic green, with short antennae. The other stages are not seen as they are in the mine of the leafmine. Two weeks after introduction it is possible to see parasitization by short or stopped mines containing dead larva. The pupae of the parasite can be seen by holding the leaf up to the light.
Target: leaf-miners in second and third stages.
To use: Release parasitic wasps between leaves in the morning or in the evening. Store the Miglyphus in the dark.
100ml bottle (500 adult)