New Device Makes Lady Beetles Better, Easier Biocontrol Agents

The spotted lady beetle (Coleomegilla maculata) preys on aphids, spider mites, and other plant-damaging pests, making it a possible biocontrol agent — an organism that is used to control pest organisms. However, there has never been an easy way to raise these lady beetles, until now perhaps. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has developed new […]

Source: Entomology Today

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