Eretmocerus mundus (parasitoid)

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Eretmocerus mundus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Alex Protasov
Source: Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2017), 8 (1 - 29)

Eretmocerus mundus (parasitoid) Mercet, 1931

The wasp is native to the Mediterranean regions and a parasitoid of whiteflies. It is, for example very effective against Bemisia tabaci and its different biotypes. Females lay eggs under the whitefly nymphs. The hatching larvae penetrate the host and develop inside. E. mundus is commercial available and widely used in greenhouses.