Binodoxys communis (parasitoid)

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Binodoxys communis (parasitoid) (Gahan, 1926)

This species is an endoparasitic parasitoid, native to Asia which has been introduced into North America in 2007 as a biological control agent against the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines. It was subsequently also introduced into Hawaii against Aphis gossypii. There was an earlier attempt to release the species in California, but no records on establishment exist. The known native range extends from Tajikistan in the west to Japan in the east and from Russia in the north to Malaysia in the south. The host range of B. communis includes mainly species of Aphis. It is a synovigenic parasitoid which develops eggs throughout its life time.