Nesidiocoris tenuis

It is used to control whitefly, thrips and tomato moth ( Tuta absoluta ). 

Nesidiocoris tenuis is a predator insect belonging to the Miridae family of the Heteroptera order. Adult and nymph stages feed on whitefly, thrips, red spider and Lepidoptera eggs. Since adults and nymphs have a stinging-sucking mouth structure, they feed by stinging and sucking their prey.



500 adults and nymphs in 500 ml plastic bottle.

There is vermiculite in the plastic bottle for the insects to move freely.

During the delivery period, some Ephestia kuehniella eggs were added into the plastic bottles as a food source for the insects   .


recommended dose

0.5-1 insect/m 2 at low pest density

High density of harmful insects 5 pieces / m 2 


Used products

It is recommended to use Nesidiocoris tenuis especially in tomato and eggplant. It is best to develop in spring and summer, slows down a bit in autumn, while greenhouses need to be heated in winter. It can damage crops when prey is scarce or unavailable. Therefore, predator and prey density should be monitored.



Ideally, it is applied to the seedlings in a controlled environment to prevent the escape of insects about one week before the seedlings of the tomato plant are planted in the greenhouse. If this could not be done, it is applied immediately after planting the seedlings in the greenhouse. During the growing season of the crop, a single release is sufficient for Nesidiocoris to settle. Support can be released in areas that are seen intensely harmful. In order to ensure that the insects in the bottle mix well with the carrier material, the lid is opened by keeping it horizontal. By walking between the rows in the greenhouse, the predator insects in the bottles are slowly poured on the plants together with the vermiculite. 10-20 ml of content is applied to the release points. The bottle is left on the ground so that all the insects remaining in the bottle come out. Emission should be done in a way to ensure homogeneous distribution.

If the pest level is low at the beginning, E. kuehniella eggs are sprinkled on the plant as a food source for Nesidiocoris to better settle in the environment . Releases should be made preferably in the early morning or late evening when there is generally low light intensity to prevent possible adults from flying through openings. 


Shipping and storage

The bottles should be kept horizontal and at 8-10 °C.

After the bottle is received, it should be released as quickly as possible. 

If necessary, the bottle can be stored horizontally for 1 day.

Transport and storage should be carried out in the cold chain.

It should be kept away from direct sunlight.

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