Trichogramma pretiosum (parasitoid)

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Trichogramma pretiosum (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): New Jersey State Museum
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Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (parasitoid)

The wasp is an egg parasite of various Lepidoptera. It is commercially produced in North America and is also used in South America. In Brazil wasps are released in about 250,000 ha of soybeans per year.