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Aphelinus abdominalis

General Information

Here's a video explaining how Aphilin controls aphids

When to use Aphilin?

Use Aphilin for the biological pest control of the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and the glasshouse potato aphid Aulacorthum solani in particular. As side effect, Aphilin also works against Myzus persicae.

How does Aphilin work?

Female adult parasitic wasps parasitize the aphid. Host feeding also takes place. Parasitized aphids convert into a leathery black coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole with a jagged edge at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies are noticed in the crop around 2 weeks after the first introduction.

How to use Aphilin

Application Aphilin

  • Release mummies near infested plants, because Aphelinus abdominalis is not very mobile
  • Spread material on rock wool slabs or in application boxes (Dibox)
  • Make sure the material remains dry and at its introduction site for a few days
  • Use the peel-off label as a marker of the location where the product was introduced


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Terranem, please follow the instructions below. Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark


The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult our team.

Aphilin preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 0.25/m² 2/m² 4/m²
m²/unit 2.000 125 60
Interval (days) 7 7 7
Frequency - - -
Remarks - introduce in infested areas only introduce in infested areas only

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