Trissolcus (genus - parasitoids)

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Trissolcus euschisti female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Trissolcus (genus - parasitoids)

This is a large genus of egg parasitoids and contains several important natural enemies of stink bug pests like Trissolcus basalis which attacks for example the eggs of Nezara viridula.

The species have a similar shape and wing venation as in the related genus Telenomus. However, the female antennae have a 6 segmented club and the eyes are usually hairless. The body is compact and black, without metallic gloss.

For a taxonomic review and a key to the species of this genus see Talamas et al., 2015.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: