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Research Project: Exploration for Native Parasitoids of Asian Longhorned Beetle in South Korea

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Project Number: 8010-22000-031-03-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: May 1, 2022

Objective:
1) Survey to discover native natural enemies (parasitoids) of Asian longhorned beetle in South Korea. 2) Import natural enemies to the U.S. for quarantine evaluation of their potential to control Asian longhorned beetle.

Approach:
Field surveys for native parasitoids of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in South Korea will be conducted from May to September each year using two different methods: (1) direct collections of emerged parasitoids from naturally infested trees using small mesh cage; and (2) using sentinel logs infested with ALB eggs or young larvae to attract the parasitoids in the field. All collected material will be returned to the laboratory and held until emergence of any natural enemies.