Real AnaFIX

Anagyrus vladimiri

Real AnaFIX (Anagyrus vladimiri) is a highly effective parasitoid for the control of several mealybug species including Planococcus and Pseudococcus mealybugs. Females lay their eggs into the 2nd, 3rd larval and adult stages of mealybug and can provide up to 90% parasitism. Adult females can parasitise up to 15 mealybug per day. Mealybug stop feeding immediately after being parasitised.

Mode of Action

Effective against:

  • Vine Mealybug (Planococcus ficus)
  • Citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri)
  • Obscure mealybug (Pseudococcus viburni)
  • Long-tailed mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus)

Real AnaFIX:

  • Highly effective as they can fly and can search for host
  • Parasitised mealybug stop feeding immediately
  • Ideal in an IPM program
  • Parasitises adults as well as nymphs.

Should be released at the first signs of pest activity. Best results will be achieved if multiple releases are made during the season. Avoid toxic chemicals in the period leading up to and after release.


Real ANaFIX is most effective at temperatures around 25°C. The lowest temperature at which development can occur is 13°C; the highest temperature is 38°C.


Seek advice from RealIPM Technical Consultant before introduction. Manage your spray program by looking at the Sensitivity and Compatibility charts. If pesticides are required, always check for side-effects and select products that are least harmful in your IPM program. Use the Biobest Side Effects app or access the Biobest side-effects manual online.