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Need ID verification - chalcid - Phasgonophora sulcata

Need ID verification - chalcid - Phasgonophora sulcata
Fort McCoy SNA, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
June 9, 2007
Size: 6-9mm

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Native predator of the Emerald Ash Borer
Usually I stick to Psocoptera but I wanted to add to your great wasp shots. My really work involves predators of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis; Family Buprestidae). Your wasp will become quite important in the next few years because it is a known parasitoid of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer which has become a serious pest in the Great Lakes region and south (good luck finding a live ash in south eastern Michigan). The USDA has imported some parasitoid wasps from china and are testing them in Michigan at the moment but your little wasp is native and already hard at work preying on the introduced pest. So next time you hear that there are no native predators of the Emerald Ash Borer you can say "...that not exactly true."

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Moved from Chalcid Wasps.

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