Beneficial Bug of the Day: Trichogramma sp.
These itty bitty wasps parasitize the eggs of a notorious crop pest, Helicoverpa zea, a pest so notorious it has 3 different names depending on which crop it is consuming…the Cotton Bollworm, Corn Earworm or the Tomato Fruitworm. This tiny wasp has been released as biological control of the moth instead of using harmful pesticides.
Ask before you smush!
- blackman56k likes this
- jardinbotanicolamanigua likes this
- lifethroughgeologictime likes this
- katie-alicyn likes this
- donbicho reblogged this from buggirl
- sensitise likes this
- seeshirley likes this
- textless likes this
- marie53 likes this
- rollrobin likes this
- iamthebaron reblogged this from buggirl
- buggirl posted this