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Samurai wasp studied as brown marmorated stink bug control

Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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David Lowenstein, at postdoctoral research associate at Oregon State University, is helping to explore the idea of using the samurai wasp as a possible pest management tool against brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), according to a report from KQED. As natural enemies, the female wasps will lay her egg inside of a stink bug’s egg. This breeding practice has been noted to control 60–90 percent of the BMSB eggs in parts of Asia. It will take many years before the research is conclusive enough to implement nationwide, but samurai wasps have already been imported to Oregon. » Read more