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Parasitic wasp

Diglyphus isaea

Used for:

Leaf Miners

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Container Size

Packaging Style


500 adults

100 ml bottle


Combined Use: can be combined with Minusa
Side Effects: Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on biological solutions.

When to use Miglyphus?

For the control of leaf miners, effective at high leaf miner densities

How does Miglyphus work?

Adult female parasitic wasps of Dihlyphus isaea kill second and third instar leaf miner larvae in the mine and lay their eggs next to them. The eggs develop into parasitic wasps inside the mine (but outside the leaf miner), using the dead larvae as food. Adult females also kill young leaf miner larvae by using them as a food source. This is known as host feeding.

Visual Effect
The presence of Diglyphus isaea in the crop is signalled by short mines that contain dead leaf miner larvae. Older larvae and pupae are visible through the leaf.

Application Miglyphus

Release parasitic wasps between the leaves of the crop in the morning or in the evening


Storage time after receipt: 1-2 days
Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
Storage conditions: In the dark, bottle standing.


The dosage of Miglyphus depends on climate, crop and leaf miner density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction as soon as the first mines are visible in the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 0.25 per m2/release. Releases should be repeated at least 3 times at weekly intervals or until control is achieved.

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