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DE 72119 Ammerbuch (Altingen)
Mr. Ulrich Büsing
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Hoverflies Episyrphus balteatus and Sphaerophoria rueppellii

Hoverflies Episyrphus balteatus and Sphaerophoria rueppellii

New to the SAUTTER & STEPPER GmbH choice of products are two native hoverflies as natural predators of aphids. In the cold season, the Episyrphus balteatus are active from five to 25 degree, while the Sphaerophoria rueppellii are successful at summer temperatures from twelve up to 40 degree.

They spread almost by themselves (when using pupae), are suitable as a quick help against a pest infestation (used as larvae) and support pollination. If there is a supply of suitable flowers, they can even be established. In addition to aphids, they can also feed on other pests such as whiteflies or spider mites.

Some customers made already very good experiences with them during the test phase at SAUTTER & STEPPER. Due to the existing climate changes, such beneficial organisms are suitable for extreme temperatures and are an excellent addition to the existing program. The pupae are delivered in practical little boxes, which are hung directly into the plants centrally in the greenhouse.

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Eggs and Larvae of Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea

Eggs and Larvae of Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea

The green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) belongs to the large family Chrysopidae and therein to the subfamily Chrysopinae. It is one of the most extensively studied insects and well established as alternative or complement to pesticides in integrated pest management programs worldwide.

Depending on the customers demand and country of origin, we offer different products with different stages of Chrysoperla carnea and different application methods. Because of their small packaging volume and low weight, the eggs of Chrysoperla carnea can easily be shipped chilled as loose material without additional substrate in a small cardboard tube and are a fairly economical method. They can be applied directly and evenly on leaves by hand or by adding a carrier material with a leaf
Another easy-to-use product is the ChrysoCard. Each little cardboard hanger has glued on lacewing eggs and food. When placing the
small hangers directly on any plant, the freshly hatched larvae can start eating the prey right away. 
The most important aspect when shipping larvae is that they are active cannibals. To prevent cannibalism during transport, the larvae either have to be separated from each other or need a lot of carrier material. Therefore, a multicell cardboard was developed. Each larva has its own little compartment with food and can’t attack siblings. Each multicell contains approximately 500 larvae. Applying by hand by opening row-by-row, it is an ideal product for pest hot-spots or smaller
areas. The larvae in buckwheat spelts are easy to apply, especially for bigger cultivable acreage. The larvae are supplied with food so they can survive transport to the end customer in the highest quality. They can be applied directly to the plants or by using “BioBoxes”. These little cardboard boxes with side openings, filled with the larvae in buckwheat spelts can hang on branches for the larvae to crawl directly to their meal. This application method is suitable indoors and especially outdoors because the BioBox offers protection against environmental influences.

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A lot of solutions for a lot of problems

A lot of solutions for a lot of problems

We offer more than 60 beneficial insects for different sectors of horticulture. This is completed by various supplies liking dosing devices, pheromone traps, glue tapes, attractants, soil and plant additives etc.

Here is a small choice of our offered beneficial insects:

 Against Aphids

- Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea)

- Lady beetle Larvae (Adalia bipunctata)

- Parasitic wasps (Aphidius ervi, A. matricariae, A. colemani, Lysiphlebus testaceipes)

- Gall Gnats (Aphidoletes aphidimyza)

- Reduviidae (Orius majusculus and more)


Against Thrips

- Predatory mites (Amblyseius sp., Neoseiulus sp., Hypoaspis aculeifer, Stratiolaelaps scimitus and more)

- Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea)

- Reduviidae (Orius sp.)

- Parasitic wasps (Thripoctenus javae)

- Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae)


Against Spider Mites

- Predatory mites (Neoseiulus californicus, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Amblyseius andersoni and more)

- Gall Gnats (Feltiella acarisuga)


Against Fungus Gnats

- Predatory Mites (Stratiolaelaps scimitus, Hypoaspis aculeifer and Macrocheles robustulus)

- Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae)


Against White Fly

- Parasitic wasps (Encarsia formosa und Eretmocerus eremicus)

- Predatory Mites (Amblyseius sp.)

- Reduviidae (Macrolophus pygmaeus)


Against caterpillar

- Parasitic wasps (Trichogramma Mix)


Against Moths

- Parasitic wasps (Trichogramma evanescens and Habrobracon hebetor)


Against Ants

- Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae)


For Pollination

- Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris)

- Common green bottle fly (Lucilia caesar)


Against Otiorhynchus Larvae

- Nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, Heterorhabditis downesi and Steinernema kraussei)


Against Otiorhynchus Larvae

- Nematodes  in a trap "Käferstopp" (Steinernema carpocapsae)


Against box tree moth caterpillar

- Nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae)


Against Codling Moth Caterpillars

- Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae)


Against Tipula

- Nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae)


Against Mole Cricket

- Nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae)


Against Leaf-Miner Flies

- Parasitic Wasps  (Diglyphus isaeae)


Against Scales

- Parasitic wasps (Coccophagus scuttelaris, Metyphycus flavus and much more)

- Lady Bugs (Chilocorus nigritus, Rhyzobius lophantae and more)


Against Mealy Bugs

- Lady bugs and their larvae (Cryptolaemus montouzieri)

- Parasitic Wasps (Leptomastix dactylopii and more)

- Green Lacewings (Chrysoperla carnea)


Against pests of stored products

- Lariophagus distinguendus, Anisopteromalus calandrae, Trichogramma sp.

- Cephalonomia tarsalis


Additional suplies:
- BioBox (for a easy applying of beneficila insects)
- AquaNemix (for applying nematodes)
- Yellow and Blue sticky traps for Monitoring
- Pheromone traps
- Traps
and much more

Company profile

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SAUTTER & STEPPER GmbH represents competence in biological crop protection for over 35 years. In addition to the breeding and distribution of beneficial insects, a main focus is on the customer service - both horticulturists and hobby gardeners are advised on all aspects of the biological use of beneficial insects. A wide variety of sectors is covered - from classic ornamental plant production to vegetable and fruit cultivation to the point of landscaping and plant research. The use of beneficial insects in botanical gardens for the species conservation or for the storage product protection also plays an equally important role. The experienced team of consultants finds suitable biological solutions for most problems and creates individual beneficial insect operation schedules for all horticulture types. Quality management and the development of new application forms of beneficial insects are also key aspects of SAUTTER & STEPPER GmbH. The range includes over 60 different beneficial insects including bumblebees for pollination and is completed by various biological pesticides, soil and plant additives, attractants, pheromone and capture tapes, dosing devices and various information material.