Trissolcus japonicus in North America


Image: Elijah Talamas, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory via

A parasitoid of Halyomorpha halys (the brown marmorated stink bug) has been found in North America. This parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), was being evaluated in quarantine as a potential classical biological control agent of H. halys. Read this for more details.

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