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Tasman Lacewing for Aphid Control
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Tasman Lacewing for Aphid Control

Tasman Lacewings are a small, predatory insect that predates green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), melon aphid (Aphis gossypii) and many other aphid species. PRICE: $15.00 per 100 eggs (minimum order) plus GST and Freight.
NZ $15.00

Micromus tasmaniae - Aphid Predator


Delivery                        *Important Information*

Same week delivery is not guaranteed as products are subject to availability. If unsure, please contact Bioforce directly, although be assured that we always aim to deliver as promptly as possible.

Products will only be sent on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and will not be sent on public holidays. Orders placed after 1pm on Wednesday will likely be sent the following week.  Please contact Bioforce directly by phone if immediate delivery is required, and we will endeavour to accommodate you.  As these products are live organisms, it is important that they arrive quickly to their destination, and we do not send when it is possible they will be in transit over a weekend. Next day delivery is not guaranteed and customers should follow up with CourierPost using the tracking information provided on dispatch.

Bioforce will contact the purchaser advising you of the intended sending date, but only if products will not be shipped within the week of purchase. Please do not purchase the product online if you are unsure, however if the product has been purchased and you are unhappy with the delivery date, we will happily refund you the full amount. Please contact us immediately to complete this, as there will be no refunds once the goods have been sent.

Product Information

Tasman Lacewings are a small predatory insect that predates on a large variety of prey including aphids, citrus whitefly and psyllids.

Tasman Lacewings are known to be useful in indoor and outdoor crops such as, capsicum, cucumber, citrus, and other ornamentals as part of an integrated pest management programme.

Release rate

  • 1-5 Tasman Lacewings eggs per m2 as a moderate CURATIVE measure, over several weeks as aphids are found in the crop.
  • Heavier infestations of aphids can benefit from the simultaneous release of Aphidius, or may require initial chemical intervention (contact Bioforce to discuss).

Release and Storage Instructions

Tasman Lacewings need the following handling and treatment:

  • On arrival, release Tasman Lacewings into the crop as soon as possible
  • Do not expose Tasman Lacewings to direct sunlight
  • Release Tasman Lacewings near an aphid ‘hot spot’, and then evenly distribute the eggs throughout the area requiring treatment

Post Release

Before introducing Tasman Lacewings into your crop please check residual chemical affects and ensure you know chemical compatibilities of products that may be applied.

A list of compatible pesticides and withholding periods can be found in the publication ‘The Good Bug Book’ Second Edition (2002), Editor Richard Llewellyn. 

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Contact Details

Ph: (09) 294 8973
Fax: (09) 294 8978
Address: P.O Box 73,
Drury 2247,
New Zealand