Tamarixia triozae - Tomato Potato Psyllid parasitoid
Photos courtesy of Plant and Food Research Mt Albert
These wasps are 100% safe, they cannot sting.
Tamarixia is known to be useful in indoor and outdoor crops such as, capsicum, potato, tomato and eggplants as part of an integrated pest management programme.
Tamarixia is dispatched as live adults packed in a vial, and sent by courier (targeted overnight delivery, allow one extra day for rural deliveries).
Because psyllids breed very quickly, it is recommended that Tamarixia is released at the first sign of psyllid appearance.
Tamarixia needs the following handling and treatment:
Tamarixia will start parasitising psyllid nymphs immediately on release, although you will not be able to confirm this until the parasitised psyllid starts turning golden after 7 days (at 26°C) or longer if the average temperature is lower.
Before introducing Tamarixia into your crop please check residual chemical affects and ensure you know chemical compatibilities of products that may be applied.