Shipping is only required on the first order of insects added to the cart. Additional orders (when all shipped together) ship at no additional charge.
*Orders shipping to Alaska are at a different rate, so please call us directly for this shipping charge.*
*Hawaii will not accept shipments of beneficial insects.*
Aphidius adults are small wasps, typically less than 1/8 inch (3 mm) long. During their larval stage, most Aphidius feed within the body of an aphid. Complete metamorphosis takes place within the host. The female wasp lays an egg in an aphid. When the egg hatches, the wasp larva feeds inside the aphid. As the larva matures the aphid is killed and becomes slightly puffy or mummified, usually turning tan or golden in color. The adult parasite chews its way out of the mummy leaving a hole. The genus Aphidius contains many species that provide biological control of aphids in agricultural crops, greenhouses, urban landscapes, and home gardens.
Sold in packages of 1000 wasps.
Orders submitted by 11 A.M. CST on Monday will be shipped on Thursday for arrival on Friday. Orders submitted by 11 A.M. CST on Thursday will be shipped on Monday for arrival on Tuesday. This is a special order item, and will ship directly from the insectary. This order cannot be changed, cancelled or refunded after the 11 A.M. C.S.T. order cut-off time(as described above).