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Macrolophus pygmaeus

A hemipteran predator that predominantly inhabits solanaceous plants. It exhibits remarkable efficacy in controlling infestations of whiteflies and Tuta. Both the juvenile and adult stages of Macrolophus actively feed on prey. The female deposits its eggs within the leaf tissue. As a generalist predator, it has the capacity to consume a wide variety of prey, including lepidoptera eggs, spider mites, aphids, etc. rendering it a valuable asset for preventive biological control programs. The release of these predators during the flowering period is necessary for ensuring a good establishment. At 25°C, it completes its life cycle in approximately 30 days.

Target pests

Various species of whiteflies, such as greenhouse whitefly, and silverleaf whitefly and Tuta on solanaceus plants. More specifically the following species are main targets: Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Bemisia tabaci, Tuta absoluta. Occasionally, it can also feed on lepidoptera eggs, spider mites, aphids, leafminers, etc.


Solanaceous crops, such as tomato, aubergine, pepper, but also cannabis, ornamentals, etc.


500 adults

1000 adults

1000 nymphs

in plastic jars.

Dosage & Application

Preventive releases with 1-2.000 adults per 1.000m².


The product should be released promptly upon receipt to ensure maximum survival and quality. If necessary, it can be stored at 8-10°C for 1-2 days.


Before releasing beneficials, assess the compatibility of any chemicals used in the past 8 weeks. Check the weather forecast to avoid heavy rain or extremely low night temperatures.