Nesibug Predatory bug Nesidiocoris tenuis

Use Nesibug for:
  • Greenhouse whitefly
  • Tobacco whitefly
  • Two spotted spider mite
  • Thrips
  • Eggs of butterflies
  • Eggs of tomato leaf miner moth
  • Aphids
  • Leaf miner larvae
  • 500 ml bottle, containing 500 or 1000 adults and nymphs mixed with wood chips

General information

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When to use Nesibug?

Use Nesibug for biological pest control of eggs and larvae of:

  • leaf mining moth (Tuta absoluta),
  • greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
  • cotton whitefly (Bemisia tabaci).

Introduce Nesibug in the beginning of the growing season, as the predatory bug population needs time to establish and develop.

How does Nesibug work?

Adult predatory bugs and nymphs actively search for their prey and consume them; of whitefly eggs, larvae or pupae only the skin is left behind in its original form.

How to use Nesibug

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Application Nesibug

  • Sprinkle material on clean, dry rock wool slab, in Diboxes or on leaves. Make sure the material is not disturbed for at least a few hours
  • Introduce in clusters of at least 25 predatory bugs
  • Create 6-10 distribution points per bottle
  • Spread material thinly (maximum 1 cm thick) to enable the predatory bugs to get out of the carrier material
  • Use Entofood to provide a nutrient source in the beginning of the season, when in general pest pressure is low. This enhances development of Nesibug.
  • After a few weeks Artefeed can also be used.

Best working conditions Nesibug

Optimal temperatures forNesibug are between 20°C and 30°C.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Nesibug, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Storage following delivery: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8 - 10ºC
  • Keep in the dark (horizontal bottle)


The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Nesibug preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 0.5/m² 1/m² 5/m²
m²/unit 1.000 500 100
Interval (days) 7-14 7-14 7-14
Frequency 1-2x 1-2x 2x
Remarks Add Entofood - Only in affected areas

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