Extremely efficient, the Spined Soldier Bug (Podisus maculiventris) is a voracious predator of over 100 different insect pests, including the larvae of Mexican bean beetle, European corn borer, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbageworm, Colorado potato beetle and flea beetles. This valuable beneficial insect feeds by penetrating its prey with a harpoon-like proboscis and sucking out the insects body fluids.
Available size: 250 Eggs
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Release 1 to 2 predators per square foot depending on pest infestation. Adults are highly mobile, and will spread rapidly throughout the release area by walking and flying. Nymphs move as a group and can quickly walk from plant to plant.
Shipped Free (Federal Express)
We do everything we can to ensure safe arrival of your beneficial insects. To facilitate prompt arrival and avoid weekend holdovers during shipping, beneficial insect orders must be received by noon (MST) Wednesday to ship the following Monday or Tuesday. If multiple shipments or faster delivery is required, please call.
Orders placed during winter months will be shipped according to our 2015 Shipping Schedule, unless otherwise specified at checkout.
Please call us at (406) 582-0920 if you have questions concerning the shipping of our beneficial insects.
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our beneficial insects. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
Note: Beneficial Insects are perishable. To ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. Once your order has shipped, a Fed Ex tracking number will be sent to you via email announcing when your package will be delivered. We will NOT be responsible for “live shipments” left unattended at your doorstep. Please make contingent arrangements to have them picked up by a neighbor or delivered to a work address if you will not be home during the day.