Staphyline AC is a pack of adult and larvae Staphylinid beetle. The beetles are roughly 2-3mm and feed on the larvae and adults of a range of pests. They generally control Scarid and Shore flies. They are generalist feeders, but adults and young stages are particularly good at feeding on the larvae of fungus gnats and shore flies.
How it works
The Staphyline formulation contains both adults and larvae – for a balanced population. They are a visible predator and adults are mobile which results in good dispersal and establishment. Staphylinid beetles are tolerant of a wide range of temperatures, humidity, light, irrigation and soil conditions which allows them to a be a suitable predator year-round in the greenhouse.
How to use
Rotate the tube several times before opening to mix the contents and push the cut-out on lid where it is marked to open the tube, rotate lid cover to fully open position for application. Shake the contents gently onto your soil and any areas where flies are thought to be breeding. Monitor the performance using fresh yellow sticky traps weekly. Decline of catches on the trap will start at 2-6 weeks post treatment.
Do not use with soil incorporated insecticides without confirming safety. Keep in darkness at 10-15°C / 50-59°F until ready to use and use within 18 hours of receipt.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-standard delivery rules apply to this product
Orders placed before 2pm Tuesday will be despatched on Wednesday first class post.
Orders placed before 2pm Friday will be despatched on Monday first class post.
Orders placed after 2pm Friday will be despatched on Tuesday, first class post.
Biologicals are sent on a separate delivery to other products
*Please note that we only deliver to UK mainland and mainland Scotland
We do not deliver to: Scottish Highlands & Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Isles, Isle of Wight & Scilly Isles.
- Staphyline AC (Atheta coriaria) Organic Sciarid Fly Pest Control 500 Adults and Larvae Pack
|Pack Size||500 Adults and Larvae|
|Type||Adults and larvae of a staphylinid beetle.|
|How it works||2- 3 mm rove beetle feeds on the larvae and adults of a range pests commonly found in compost.|
|Species controlled||Sciarid and shore flies.|
|When to use||The effective temperature range is 12°C - 35°C|
|Rates of use||Use 5 to 10 insects per 1 m².|