Studying parasitoids from America for the biocontrol of FAW in Africa and Asia
CABI is presently assessing the suitability of two parasitoids from the Americas for introduction into Africa and/or Asia. Studies are presently being conducted in the CABI quarantine facility in Switzerland but, when international movements will be eased, the parasitoids will be transferred to various quarantine facilities in Africa and Asia. The two species are:
-Eiphosoma laphygmae (Ichneumonidae), larval parasitoid, which seems to show a high specificity to FAW.
-Chelonus insularis (Braconidae), egg-larval parasitoid, which is the most important and widespread parasitoid of FAW in the Americas. This species is less specific, attacking and developing also in some other Noctuidae.
Information: Marc Kenis (firstname.lastname@example.org)