Beneficial Insects-Fungus Gnat Control Rove Beetles 200
Rove Beetles can fly quite well with their functional hind wings tucked carefully underneath. They feed on fungus gnat & shore fly larvae. All stages actively search for prey. Adult beetles & larvae will search for eggs, young larvae & pupae.
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Latin name: Dalotia coriaria
Adult rove beetles rarely top 25 mm in length.
SHIPPED AS: Adults in peat/vermiculite media .
OPTIMUM CONDTIONS: 21C (70F).
RELEASE RATE: Apply 1 per m.sq. (10 per ft. sq.). Release weekly or biweekly (depending on greenhouse history of shore flies and fungus gnats)
SPECIAL NOTES: Active adults and larvae may be seen by disturbing the top 1-2 centimeters (1 inch) of soil or growth media and watching for movement. Freshly cut potato can be used for attracting and monitoring both Dalotia (formerly Atheta) and fungus gnat larvae by placing pieces of potato, cut surface down on the soil or growing media in different areas of the greenhouse.