Praon & other parasitoides

Parasitoid

Targeted aphids (selection)

Target crops (examples)

Major advantages

Aphidius colemani

Aphis craccivora, Aphis frangulae, Aphis gossypii, Aphis idaei, Aphis ruborum, Aphis schneideri, Aphis spiraecola, Dysaphis apiifolia, Myzus ornatus, Myzus persicae Cucumber, pepper, eggplant, ornamental plants (i.e. roses and chrysanthemums), strawberries, berries, aromatic herbs Quick hatching, high searching capacity, high oviposition capacity (around 80-100 eggs/day)

Aphidius ervi

Acyrtosiphon malvae, Amphorophora idaei, Aulacorthum circumflexum, Aulacorthum solani, Ericaphis fimbriata, Hyperomyzus lactucae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Macrosiphum rosae, Rhodobium porosum Cucumber, pepper, eggplant, aromatic herbs (i.e. parsley, mint), ornamental plants (i.e. roses and chrysanthemums ), strawberry, berries Quick hatching, high searching capacity, high oviposition capacity (around 80-100 eggs/day)

Aphidius matricariae

Aphis craccivora, Aphis fabae, Aphis frangulae, Aphis gossypii, Aphis idaei, Aphis nasturtii, Aphis ruborum, Aphis spiraecola, Cavariella aegopodii, Myzus nicotianae, Myzus ornatus, Myzus persicae, Ovatus crataegarius Aromatic herbs (i.e. basil, parsley, mint), cucumber, pepper, eggplant, ornamental plants (i.e. roses and impatiens), strawberry, raspberries, tomatoes Quick hatching, high searching capacity, high oviposition capacity (around 80-100 eggs/day)

Aphelinus abdominalis

Aulacorthum circumflexum, Aulacorthum solani, Chaetosiphon fragaefolii, Ericaphis fimbriata, Hyperomyzus lactucae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Macrosiphum rosae, Myzus persicae, Rhodobium porosum Cucumber, pepper, eggplant, tomatoes, ornamental plants (i.e. roses, primula and chrysanthemums), strawberry Very long life span (up to two months), predatory behavior (host feeding)

Praon volucre

Acyrtosiphon malvae, Amphorophora idaei, Aulacorthum circumflexum, Aulacorthum solani, Ericaphis fimbriata, Hyadaphis foeniculi, Hyperomyzus lactucae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Macrosiphum rosae, Myzus persicae, Ovatus crataegarius Cucumber, pepper, eggplant, ornamental plants (i.e. roses, chrysanthemums and Hydrangea ), aromatic herbs (i.e. parsley, mint), strawberry, raspberry, blueberry Long life cycle (~20 days)

Ephedrus cerasicola

Aulacorthum circumflexum, Aulacorthum solani, Dysaphis apiifolia, Myzus persicae Cucumber, pepper, eggplant, ornamental plants (i.e. roses, cyclamen, chrysanthemums), aromatic herbs, strawberry Long live cycle (~20 days), very high oviposition activity (~120 eggs/day), mummies are hidden
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