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Dalotia coriaria

$21.00

Dalotia coriaria

$21.00

(Formerly Atheta coriaria)

TARGET PESTS: Shore flies (Ephydridae), Fungus gnats (Sciaridae), Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)

FOR YOUR FILES: Dalotia coriaria tech sheet (PDF)

  • Dalotia coriaria (formerly Atheta coriaria) is a native species of soil-dwelling rove beetle, which feeds on small insects and mites (e.g., shore flies, fungus gnats, moth flies, springtails, root mealybug crawlers, aphids, spider mites). Both adults and larvae are active, aggressive predators and are attracted to decomposing plant or animal material and algae where their hosts are found.

    Dalotia has a longer life cycle and takes longer to establish than the Stratiolaelaps predatory mite, so Dalotia should be used along with Stratiolaelaps for best results.

  • 1 to 5 per 10 sf
  • To check the product for live Dalotia, inspect on arrival. The adults may be seen, moving in the media. They are active fliers so do not open containers until in the release area. The predators should be applied as soon as received. If necessary, containers can be held at 50°F (10°C) for up to 7 days.
  • Orders for D. coriaria must be received by noon on Friday for shipment the following Wednesday, with exceptions for major holidays.