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Scientists Reveal New Method to Characterize Physiological Responses to Parasitism

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

Have you ever seen a wasp oviposit or lay its eggs inside a caterpillar? Or the egg of a moth? it's not always easy to tell what's going on without destroying both species. But newly published research by UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian...

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)
A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Bronze Bug: A New Threat to Eucalyptus Trees in California

Fig 1. Bronze bug adult. [G. Arakelian]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] The bronze bug (Thaumastocoris peregrinus) (Fig. 1), a serious and potentially damaging, sap-sucking insect pest of eucalypts, has very recently been detected in southern California. This pest is...

Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]
Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]

Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Tags: Arakelian (1), bronze bug (1), california (26), eucalypt (1), eucalyptus (1), Hodel (3), hosts (2), invasive (29), Ohara. (1), parasitic wasps (2), pest (74), Thaumastocoris peregrinus (1)
 
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