The goal of POLYFLY is to bring back biodiversity where it is most needed, and it does so by proposing alternative natural pollination solutions for seed production and greenhouse cropping.
Polyfly was founded in 2017 in Almeria (Spain), at the heart of the European horticulture industry. We are a pioneering company dedicated to the investigation, production and commercialization of hoverflies for pollination of protected crops. POLYFLY's pollination solutions are innovative and directly inspired from Nature, economically viable and environmentally sound.
Miophily or pollination by flies is the second most frequent pollination syndrome. Flies (Diptera) are the most important pollinating insects after bees and bumblebees (Hymenoptera).
Syrphids are flies belonging to the Syrphidae family, commonly referred to as hoverflies or flower flies. It is estimated that hoverflies are responsible for the pollination of over 500 species of crops, and that is why they are an excellent alternative when traditional pollinators such as bees and bumblebees do not perform well.
Using these hoverflies can help increase seed and fruit yields while decreasing the number of disqualified fruits. Hoverflies can be used additionally or alternatively to traditional pollinators as well as other artificial pollination strategies.
Our pollinators are very easy to use!
Keep the boxes in the fridge (>8°C), maximum one week. In case of extreme temperatures, acclimatization of the pupae is recommended.
BOXES CONTAINING PUPAE
The adults emerge after 2-4 days.
DOSE number of ind/m2
The recommended dose for each crop depends on several factors. Please contact POLYFLY before using the hoverflies.
First introduction at the start of the flowering period. Repeat every two weeks during the flowering period.