This specification covers information on and the test method for determining the purity, sex ratio, and number of live adults present in commercial containers of Delphastus catalinae (Horn), a predator of whitefly. Shipments of D. catalinae must have a minimum number of live adult beetles as specified on container or accompanying literature. The number of live beetles, sex ratio, and presence of other live insects or mites will be determined by counting and examining individual containers from shipments of D. catalinae. The average number of live beetles found in the containers counted should equal or exceed the number indicated on the package label. There should be no live arthropods present other than adult D. catalinae beetles.
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1.1 This specification covers information on and the test method for determining the purity, sex ratio, and number of live adults present in commercial containers of Delphastus catalinae (Horn), a predator of whitefly.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E2200 Specification for Information Included with Packaging of Multi-Cellular Biological Control Organisms
beetles; Coccinellidae; Coleoptera; counting method; Delphastus catalinae (Horn); sex ratio; viability;
ICS Number Code 65.100.01 (Pesticides and other agrochemicals)
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