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Trichogramma carverae
Egg parasitoid of lightbrown apple moth and codling moth


Target Pests

Egg parasitoid of lightbrown apple moth, codling moth, oriental fruit moth and other species


Crops suitable

Pheromone mating disruption treated deciduous fruits, and minimum sprayed grapes.


Tiny wasps which lay their eggs into moth eggs.

The wasp larva develops into a fully formed wasp inside the moth egg.

So, a wasp emerges from a moth egg instead of a caterpillar.

Above: T. carverae parasitisng Maroga egg

How to use

Supplied in sheets of capsules each yielding 1,000+ wasps with 60 capsules per sheet.

Place capsules in a grid fashion through the crops when moths are laying eggs. The wasps emerge through samll holes in the capsule.


LBAM adults

Release rates







Will vary greatly depending on the situation and aim of release - inoculative or inundative.

60 to 180 capsules per hectare depending on pest pressure.

Best to do 2 or more releases a week apart.




Capsules placed in grapes

Other biocontrol agents commonly used with Aphidius:



Detailed descriptions and instructions for use are provided in

The Good Bug Book - Second Edition Available from good bug suppliers

Or view or download a PDF file of the Book entry for Trichogramma.