Paraffinic oils work by smothering pests, blocking their respiratory system and resulting in suffocation
Toxicity to beneficials
Aphid parasitoids are small wasps, typically measuring 2-5 mm in length, with a slender body and distinctive narrow waist. They are commonly black or brown in color. In Australia, various families of ...
Low - Very High toxicity
Locally occuring parasitoids can be highly effective at suppressing pest populations, and there is a wide diversity of parasitoids that target the eggs of lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In Austr...
Lepidopteran egg parasitoids
Lacewings have elongated, slender bodies with prominent, bulging eyes a slender and narrow shape. They measure 1 to 3 centimeters in length, varying by species. Their transparent wings exhibit a delic...
Family: Chrysopidae / Hemerobiidae
Ladybird adults are typically small, brightly coloured beetles with varying numbers of dark spots on their wing cases (elytra)....
Locally occuring parasitoids can be highly effective at suppressing pest populations, and there is a wide diversity of parasitoids that target the caterpillars of lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). ...
Lepidopteran larval parasitoids
Predatory bugs belong to the family Hemiptera or true bugs. This group of insects includes many pest insects, but there are also many important natural enemies. Some species are quite small, measuring...
Low - Moderate toxicity
Predatory mites are a diverse group of small arthropods, between 0.2 to 3 millimeters in length, depending on the species. The body shape may vary slightly depending on the species, but they are gener...