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Moth eggs (Ephestia kuehniella)

An alternative food source for both the adults and nymphs of the predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus


100 ml bottle containing 10 gram of Ephestia kuehniella eggs, mixed with 50 grams of Artemia spp. cysts (eggs)

500 ml bottle containing 50 grams of Ephestia kuehniella eggs, mixed with 250 grams of Artemia spp. cysts (eggs)

General information

When to use?

Use as an alternative food source for both the adults and nymphs of the predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus when no whiteflies appear. This helps the predatory bugs to build up a population in the absence of the pest.

How does it work?

Macrolophus predatory bugs use the eggs as a protein source

  • Introduce together with Macrolophus pygmaeus

  • Disperse 60 grams per row using the Mini-Airbug*

Precaution: application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.

For optimal distribution by Mini-Airbug:

  • Start from the end of a path and walk/drive towards the central walkway

  • Make sure the moth eggs are distributed on top of the crop

  • Hold the Mini-Airbug at an angle that ensures all material lands on the crop

  • Turn off any ventilators in the greenhouse; they disturb the airflow of the Mini-Airbug

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 the product, please follow the instructions below.


  • Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.

  • 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 Instructions:

  • To prevent condensation inside, leave the bottle with closed lid in the greenhouse to acclimatize. This avoids the formation of lumps of eggs.

  • Maximum period of storage after receipt: 5 days

  • Optimal storage temperature: 8-10°C / 47-50°F

  • Ensure dark storage