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Podisus maculiventris – The Spined Soldier Bug is a voracious predator of over 100 different insect pests, including the larvae of Mexican bean beetle, European corn borer, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbage worm, Colorado potato beetle and flea beetles. This valuable beneficial insect feeds by penetrating its prey with a harpoon-like proboscis and sucking out the insect’s body fluids.
Available size: 250 Eggs
Price includes FedEx Overnight Shipping. Orders received by Wednesday 8:00 AM (EST) will ship the following Monday through Tuesday. Please indicate at Checkout if delayed shipping is desired or give us a call at 1-800-289-6656.
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.
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our beneficial insects. However, to ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. Once your order has shipped, a Fedex 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.