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Orius laevigatus

An efficient predator of thrips, capable of controlling this pest in various crops. Both adult and immature stages exhibit predatory behavior and can also consume other soft-bodied insects as well as pollen. Its broad diet range allows preventive releases in crops, even in the absence of thrips infestation. Orius forages throughout the plant but it mostly inhabits the flowers. Under optimal conditions at 25°C, Orius completes its life cycle in about 21 days.

Target pests

Various species of thrips such as the western flower thrip, onion thrip, etc. More specifically the following species are main targets: Frankliniella occidentalis, Thrips tabaci. Occasionally, it can also feed on lepidoptera eggs, spider mites, aphids, etc.


Pepper, aubergine, strawberries, ornamentals, etc.


1000 adults

2000 adults

1000 nymphs

2000 nymphs

in plastic bottles.

Dosage & Application

Preventive introductions with 1.000 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 10-12°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.