The Enemy of My Enemy

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Typically, finding a new insect from Asia living and thriving in North America is bad news. However, a parasitoid wasp Trissolcus japonicus, that is a potential biocontrol agent for the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink bug has now been located in the wild, first in Maryland and now in the state of Washington. In both cases, the wasp was found in stink bug eggs that were placed as sentinels to survey for potential parasitoids that are native to the US. Finding an…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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