Trichogramma: moth egg parasites

Seymour, Jamie (2002) Trichogramma: moth egg parasites. In: Llewellyn, Richard, (ed.) The Good Bug Book: beneficial organisms commercially available in Australia and New Zealand for biological pest control. Integrated Pest Management for Australasian Biological Control, [Mundubbera, QLD, Australia], pp. 77-82.

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[Extract] Trichogramma wasps are minute, being less than 0.5 mm long. The adult female wasp lays its own eggs into the moth eggs. The wasp eggs then hatch and the larvae begin to devour the developing caterpillar inside the egg.

The trichogramma larvae pupate and develop into fully formed wasps inside the moth eggs. The moth eggs gradually go black as the wasps develop inside.

Item ID: 46018
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-9580589-0-2
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 02:01
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