During summer the parasitoid Aphelinus mali may certainly reduce the infestation of woolly apple aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum), but studies on the single. Asante, S.K., and W. Danthanaryana. Development of Aphelinus mali, an endoparasitoid of woolly apple aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum. Bio-pesticide properties for Aphelinus mali, including approvals, environmental fate, eco-toxicity and human health issues.

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Emergence of msli corresponds with the start of nymph production by the woolly apple aphid in the spring. In the fall, larvae and pupae enter diapause and overwinter in the blackened mummified bodies of their hosts.

Aphelinus abdominalis Aphelinus semiflavus. While it has been reported to parasitize other aphid species, its primary economic value is as a woolly apple aphid parasitoid.

Relevant Environmental Water Quality Aphellnus. EU Candidate for substitution CfS. Birds – Acute LD 50 mg kg Sediment dwelling organisms – Acute 96 hour LC 50 mg l The pupal stage is also spent inside the aphid’s body.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The total life cycle takes 20 to 25 days. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The membranous wings are folded flat over the back, and extend beyond the tip of apheljnus abdomen.


The adult may feed on any fluid that oozes from the puncture wound. Dissipation rate RL50 on and in plant matrix. The pupa is generally smaller than the larva. Water phase only DT50 days. The aphid host may continue to grow and develop and even produce a few young after being parasitized. The larva takes ten to aphelihus days to develop before pupating inside the body of its host. Retrieved from ” https: Woolly apple aphid Eriosoma lanigerum Hausm.

Aphelinus mali

Formulation and application details. US EPA chemical code. BCF l kg Mammals – Inhalation LC50 mg l It is inconspicuous in the orchard, jumping rather than flying and preferring apuelinus hide under leaves.

Melting point o C. Aquatic invertebrates – Acute 48 hour EC 50 mg l In the early stages of development, there are no external signs of parasitism.

Aphelinus mali – Bugs For Bugs

Development of Aphelinus mali, an endoparasitoid of woolly apple aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum, at maki temperatures. The most visible signs of parasitism by A. Peak activity of adult parasitoids corresponds with peaks in woolly apple aphid nymph production in the spring and fall.

DT50 lab at 20 o C. Hoyt, and Michael J.

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Minimum active substance purity. When ready to emerge, the adult chews its way out through the upper surface of the aphid, leaving a neat round hole. Aqueous photolysis DT50 days at pH 7.


Diapause commences in October, and is complete by late March. Biopesticide type Insectivore Substance group Macro-organism Minimum active substance purity – Known relevant impurities – Substance origin Natural Mode of action Consumption Substance source Small wasp native to north east United States but now widespread in Europe Substance production Produced commerically by rearing under controlled conditions in insectaries. A biological study of Aphelinus mali Hald.

The adult is a tiny black wasp slightly shorter than the woolly apple aphid with short antennae.

Appearance and life cycle: No adverse health effects identified. Woolly apple aphid Eriosoma lanigerum.

Aphelinus mali – Wikipedia

Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol -1 cm Research in Washington indicates that a large complex of generalist predators, including lady beetles, syrphid fly larvae, green lacewings, and Deraeocoris brevisis at least as important as A.

Degradation point o C. None – not a ppp.

The adult female A.