Trissolcus japonicus in North America

T_japonicus_emerges_E_Talamas_290w

Image: Elijah Talamas, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory via StopBMSB.org)

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.

Comments are closed