Start Date: May 09, 2012
End Date: May 08, 2017
Assist with field surveys for natural enemies (mainly parasitic Hymenoptera) of target pests (including citrus longhorned beetle, and related cerambycids) and field collections in the United States, Europe or China, depending on where they occur. Collect / provide data on relevant aspects of basic biology, life history, and host specificity of the natural enemies in China, the United States or Europe. Obtain Export and Import permits as needed and ship pure colonies of natural enemies (such as Aprostocetus spp., related Eulophids, other Hymenoptera egg parasitoids, and/ or early stage larva parasitoids) to the destination country for further testing and/ or release against intended target pests.