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Research Project: Taxonomic Support for Research of Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Project Number: 8010-22000-030-25-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 3, 2018
End Date: Jun 14, 2019

Objective:
Provide taxonomic support for ongoing biological control research on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the laboratory and field and conduct taxonomic research on relevant native natural enemies to enable their characterization and identification.

Approach:
The cooperator will: 1. Participate in field collection of parasitoid specimens from BMSB in currently infested countries and U.S. state(s). 2. Identify BMSB parasitoids obtained from field surveys in the U.S. and other countries as requested. 3. Conduct taxonomic reviews and studies of taxa of scelionid wasps that are key natural enemies of potential stink bug parasitoids.