• Cryptobug Larvae

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri can also prey on soft scales and aphids, however the beetle is most effective on mealybugs. Originating from Australia, this ladybird was first used against the Citrus mealybug in California, and has since been introduced worldwide. Used for the control of all stages of mealybugs.

Use for the following pests:

  • For the control of all stages of many species of mealybugs


All stages of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri prey on mealybugs by seizing them and consuming them entirely. At 21°C a larvae eats more than 250 mealybug nymphs in becoming an adult.

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri lay their eggs in mealybug colonies. The larvae of the Cryptolaemus montrouzieri resemble mealybugs, however they have more hairs covering their bodies. The larvae stops feeding before becoming an adult.


  • The Box consists of 1000 cryptoleamus larvae in a 500ml bottle with buckwheat hulls.
  • Cryptobugs are compatible with BioGrow products sold by Livingseeds.


  • Rotate and shake the vial
  • Open and Sprinkle the larvae onto the infected leaves

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Cryptobug Larvae

  • Product Code: 176-1654
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R2,040.55

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