Aphidus spp

APHIPAR-M: Aphidius matricariae

Starting at: $62.50

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Packaging: Bulk, in Wood fiber

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Target: Aphids, in particular the cotton aphid Aphis gossypii, tobacco aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae and the peach potato aphid Aulacorthum solani. Use APHIPAR-M especially when aphid infestations are beginning.

Aphidius matricariae is an amazing parasitic wasp that stings its aphid victim and lays its egg directly inside the aphid. In a couple of days, the aphid will die, begin to swell up, and as it swells take on a leathery appearance. Inside this leathery aphid mummy a new parasitic wasp is developing and will soon emerge. Once the new parasitic wasp emerges and it is able to fly, it will sting more aphids, lay more eggs, and continue the cycle. To apply APHIPAR-M, just open the bottle and divide the material into four or five seperate piles, be sure to keep the piles dry and away from ants.

Unit of packaging

  • 100 ml bottle, hatches 1,000 parasitic wasps
  • 500 ml bottle, hatches 5,000 parasitic wasps


  • spread material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes (DIBOX)
  • make sure the material remains at its introduction site for a few days

Environmental conditions:  Efficacy reduces at high temperatures (greater than 30°C).

Storage and handling

  • storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • in the dark


  • Adults: black
  • Other stages: develop inside host

Mode of action:  Adult female parasitic wasps lay their eggs parasitically in the aphids.

Visual effect:   Parasitized aphid swells and hardens into a leathery, grey or brown coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a round hole at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies can be seen in the crop approximately 2 weeks after the first introduction.

Important!   The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant will be able to advise you further.



interval (days)








curative light



min. 3x


curative heavy



min. 6x


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  • Orders processed by Thursday, 10:30 AM, will ship the following Monday or Tuesday
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Will Call pick-up on Friday's at Everwood Farm (flat rate shipping):

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  • Orders must be processed by Thursday, 10:00 AM, for pickup the following Thursday
  • Model: APHIPAR-M
  • Manufactured by: Koppert: Cool Box


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