Here at Gympie Landcare we have been mass rearing and releasing Tingids around the local region for the last ten years.
Host specific to the cat’s claw creeper, Tingids suck the sap and chlorophyll from the lower leaves which turns the leaves white and this can cause defoliation and reduce the vigour of the vine.
The Nymphs develop over 25 days before becoming adults which live for approximately 2 months. Although Tingids have wings they prefer to walk and only fly when provoked.
If your cat’s claw infestation is too large to manually control or you prefer not to use chemicals on your property, then the Tingid bug may be for you.
Please contact our Biocontrol facility for more information click here