cucumeris (Oudemans), and the insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus (Say)) were obtained from Koppert Biological Systems, Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands.
Orius insidiosus flower bug adults in groups of either 10 or 20 were collected from a purchased colony with a BioQuip aspirator.
Key Words: artificial diet, factor, insidious flower bug, Plodia interpunctella, cell line, Orius insidiosus, Ephestia kuehniella, eggs
Reduced fecundity is a general problem associated with the insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus (Say) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) (Ferkovich & Shapiro 2004a), and a number of other species of predators reared on artificial diets without insect components (Cohen 1985a, 1985b, 1992; 2000; De Clercq & Degheele 1992, 1993a, 1993b; Cohen & Staten 1994; De Clercq et al.
The mineral oil-based and fungal products were less effective, and also killed ladybugs and flower bugs
, which naturally protect the crop, reducing the amount of pesticides that are needed.
Attracts: insidious flower bugs
, lacewings, lady beetles.