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Releasing a clover root weevil parasite (3rd of 3)

Releasing a clover root weevil parasite

A very small wasp that parasitises the clover root weevil has been introduced in New Zealand by AgResearch in an effort to reduce the weevil population. Its name, Microcotonus aethiopoides, loosely translated, means something like ‘little killer from Ethiopia’. Here Mark McNeill from AgResearch releases a root weevil that has been infested in a laboratory with the parasitic wasp.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Clovers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16364/releasing-a-clover-root-weevil-parasite (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008