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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

BENEFICIAL-insect activity

Beneficial

Type (group)

Pests Attacked

Predatory (mite)

European red mite, apple rust mites

Predatory (mite)

European red mite, twospotted spider mite, apple rust mites, insect eggs

Predatory (mite)

European red mite, twospotted spider mite

Predatory (mite)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, leafhopper, European red mite, twospotted spider mite, apple rust mite, small caterpillars, scale crawlers

Predator (beetle)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, European red mite, twospotted spider mite, insect eggs, small caterpillars, scale crawlers

Predator (beetle)

Apple maggot, plum curculio, insect eggs

Predator (bug)

European red mite, twospotted spider mite, insect eggs, small caterpillars

Predator (bug)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, leafhopper, European red mite, twospotted spider mite, insect eggs, small caterpillars

Predator (bug)

Oblique banded leafroller/fruitworms, green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, european red mite, two spotted spider mite, insect eggs, small caterpillars

Predator (bug)

Oblique banded leafroller, green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, tentiform leafminer, leafhopper, european red mite, two spotted spider mite

Predator (fly larva)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, scale crawlers

Predator (fly larva)

Green apple aphid, rosy apple aphid

Predator (lacewing)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, scale crawlers

Predator (earwig)

Aphids (green apple and rosy apple), European red mite, twospotted spider mite, small caterpillars

Ants

Predator (ants)

Plum curculio

Vespid wasps

Predator
(wasps)

Green apple aphid/rosy apple aphid, small caterpillars, scale crawlers

Parasitoid (fly)

Oblique banded leafroller, plum cuculio

Parasitoid (wasp)

Codling moth/oriental fruit moth, oblique banded leafroller, tentiform leafminer, plum cuculio, wood borers

Parasitoid (wasp)

Codling moth/oriental fruit moth, oblique banded leafroller, woolly apple aphid, tentiform leafminer, leafhopper, scale crawlers

Parasitoid (wasp)

Eggs of other insects

* Campylomma verbasci may reach pest status early in the growing season, prior to buildup of prey items.