Wings of Trichogramma chilonis, an important biocontrol agent

Trichogramma chilonis is one of the most widely used biocontrol agents in India. This minute parasitoid is capable of parasitising the eggs of a number of lepidopteran pests on a variety of agricultural crops. [Specimen obtained from Omprakash Navik]

 

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Stunning. If the entire wing is so small; this must be a very small prasitoid. I am curious; how is it released; does it fly normally. What numbers/quantities is it released in the field – do farmers know about it.

    Beautiful work.

    Cheers
    Manu

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