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Ichneumon wasp (2nd of 2)

Ichneumon wasp

The parasitic ichneumon wasp (Rhyssa persuasoria) lays its eggs on the larvae of the sirex wasp, deep inside a pine tree. It was introduced as a means of controlling the sirex epidemic.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Combating threats to forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008