Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory

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Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory

Mexican Bean Beetle Adults on Bean Plants

Available for Purchase

2022 Insects Available for Purchase

Fill out the form below to begin a request for any of our available insects or call 609-530-4192 to consult with lab staff. 

  • Any completed purchases will be billed after shipment.
  • As of July 5th, 2022, we charge a flat rate of $15 for instate purchases and between $40-$65 for out of state purchases.
  • Payment can be made by check or electronic transfer.

Pediobius foveolatus

Pediobius attacking MBB larva

Pediobius foveolatus - Gregarious parasitoid of the Mexican bean beetle (MBB), Epilachna varivestis and Squash beetle, Epilachna borealis larvae. For more guidance on what to purchase, use our larval instar information guide.

Price through December 31, 2022:

  • Adults = $90.00/1,000 + shipping (maximum order: 2,000 wasps/location/week) 
  • Parasitized MBB Larvae (mummy) [Approx. 25 parasitoids/mummy] $45.00/20 mummies + shipping (maximum order: 4 units of mummies/location/week) 

Price starting January 1, 2023:

  • Adults = $100.00/1,000 + shipping (maximum order: 2,000 wasps/location/week) 
  • Parasitized MBB Larvae (mummy) [Approx. 25 parasitoids/mummy] $50.00/20 mummies + shipping (maximum order: 4 units of mummies/location/week) 

Rhinoncomimus latipes

R.latipes - Adult

Rhinoncomimus latipes - Foliage feeding weevil that feeds exclusively on the herbaceous, annual, trailing vine, Mile-a-minute, Persicaria perfoliata

  • Adults = $500.00/500 + shipping 

[USDA 526 Permit Required] 

Hypena opulenta

Hypena opulenta moth
Hypena opulenta pupae
Hypena opulenta caterpillars

Hypena opulenta– Foliage feeding caterpillar that feeds exclusively on Black swallowwort.

Price through December 31, 2022:

  • Moths = $5.00/1 + shipping
  • Pupae = $5.00/1 + shipping
  • Caterpillars = $2.00/1 + shipping

Price starting January 1, 2023:

  • Moths = $5.00/1 + shipping
  • Pupae = $5.00/1 + shipping
  • Caterpillars = $2.00/1 + shipping

    Epilachna varivestis

    MBB eggs

    Epilachna varivestis (Mexican bean beetle)- Bean pest 

    Price through December 31, 2022:

    • Egg Masses = $200.00/25 + shipping [Approx. 40 eggs per mass] 

    Price starting January 1, 2023:

    • Egg Masses = $225.00/25 + shipping [Approx. 40 eggs per mass] 

    Lygus hesperus

    Tarnished plant bug

    Lygus hesperus (Tarnished plant bug)- General agricultural pest 

    Price through December 31, 2022:

    • Egg Pack = $200.00/1 + shipping [Approx. 750 eggs]  
    • Nymphs=$20/100 + shipping

    Price starting January 1, 2023:

    • Egg Pack = $225.00/1 + shipping [Approx. 750 eggs]  
    • Nymphs=$20/100 + shipping

    Halyomorpha halys

    Brown marmorated stinkbug

    Halyomorpha halys (Brown marmorated stinkbug)- General agricultural pest

    Price through December 31, 2022:

    • Adults= $0.70/1 + shipping (maximum order: 150 adults/week with a 6-week lead time to rear adults) 
    • Nymphs= $0.70/1 + shipping (maximum order: 150 nymphs/week) 
    • Egg Masses = $2.25/1 + shipping 

    Price starting January 1, 2023:

    • Adults= $0.80/1 + shipping (maximum order: 150 adults/week with a 6-week lead time to rear adults) 
    • Nymphs= $0.80/1 + shipping (maximum order: 150 nymphs/week) 
    • Egg Masses = $2.50/1 + shipping 

    [USDA 526 Permit Required] 

    Please mail checks to:
    Attn: Jennifer Harding
    NJDA- PABIL
    PO Box 330
    Trenton, NJ 08625


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