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.*
The larvae of this midge feed on over 60 aphid species. The small, bright orange, slug-like larvae inject a toxin into aphids' leg joints to paralyze them and then suck out the aphid body contents through a hole bitten in the thorax. Larvae can consume aphids much larger than themselves and may kill many more aphids than they eat when aphid populations are high. A single larva grows up to 1/8 inch long and kills 4-65 aphids per day.
Sold in packages of 2000 bugs.
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).