The brown marmorated stink bug, native to China, Japan, and Korea, has emerged as a harmful invasive pest of a variety of crops in North America and Europe. The Asian egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicus has been identified as the most promising agent for classical biological control of invasive H. halys populations. A 4-year study evaluated the fundamental and ecological host ranges of T. japonicus as well as its phenology and impact on H. halys populations in fruit orchards in its native range in northern China.
Zhang, J.P., Zhang, F., Gariepy, T. Mason, P., Gillespie, D., Talamas, E. and Haye, T. (2017) Seasonal parasitism and host specificity of Trissolcus japonicus in northern China. Journal of Pest Science 90(4), 1127–1141.
Seasonal parasitism and host specificity of Trissolcus japonicus in northern China
Published 1 September 2017