Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Rondani, 1847)

aphid predator

Aphidoletes aphidimyza larva

Diplotaxis tenuifolia met Brevicoryne brassicae, Frankrijk, dép. Nord, Zuydcote © Sébastien Carbonnelle


The orange-red larvae paralyse aphids by an injection in the leg, then ingest their body fluids. A larva consumes 10-100 aphids in its life time, but in dense aphid colonies many more aphids are killed then consumed. Multivoltine, pupation in the soil.


Widely used in the biological pest control in greenhouses.


Bruun (2015a), Nartshuk (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), van Schelt (2007a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá, Karimpour, Sadeghi ao (2014a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a,b, 2002a, 2008a,b, 2009a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Elsayed (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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