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Imported wasp helps control southern green stink bug


Michael P. Hoffmann
Nita A. Davidson
Lloyd T. Wilson
Lester E. Ehler
Walker A. Jones
Frank G. Zalom

Authors Affiliations

M. P. Hoffmann was Staff Research Associate, Department of Entomology, UC Davis, and now Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University; N. A. Davidson is Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; L. T. Wilson was Professor and Entomologist at UC Davis, and is currently Professor, Deparhnent of Entomology, Texas A&M University; L. E. Ehler is Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; W. A. Jones was previously Research Entomologist with the USDA European Parasite Laboratory, France, and is now with USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Biological Control of Insects Laboratory, Tucson, AZ; F. G. Zalom is Extension Entomologist and Director, Statewide IPM Project, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(3):20-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p20. May 1991.

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Scientists have introduced a European wasp which parasitizes eggs of the destructive southern green stink bug, a pest recently discovered in California. The beneficial wasp appears to be established and effective against not only the southern green stink bug but some species of native stink bugs as well.

Hoffmann M, Davidson N, Wilson L, Ehler L, Jones W, Zalom F. 1991. Imported wasp helps control southern green stink bug. Hilgardia 45(3):20-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p20
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