Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Project Number: 1926-22000-023-25
Start Date: Sep 29, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2017
Forest sites with closely related tree species (congeners) native to China and/or North America will be selected. Congener species (one Asian, one North American) of deciduous trees will be located, and/or artificially stressed to attract wood-boring insects and their natural enemies. All wood-boring insects infesting these stressed trees will be sampled, collected and identified together with associated egg and larval parasitoids in the spring, summer, and/or late fall.