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Research Project: Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest

Author
item Milnes, Joshua
item Wiman, Nik
item Talamas, Elijah
item Brunner, Jay
item Hoelmer, Kim
item Buffington, Matthew
item Beers, Elizabeth

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2016
Publication Date: 9/15/2016
Citation: Milnes, J.M., Wiman, N., Talamas, E.J., Brunner, J.F., Hoelmer, K.A., Buffington, M.L., Beers, E.H. 2016. Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118:466-470.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitoid wasps are potent natural enemies of many species of pest insect. Correct identification, distribution data, and name usage in parasitoid wasp biology are key factors in the success of biological control. This paper extends the distribution of a newly established beneficial wasp into the Pacific Northwest, and discusses how the species may have gotten there. Biological control workers, extension agents, and APHIS cooperators worldwide will find this research product essential for their own work.

Technical Abstract: n/a: note