Story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Biological control of clover root weevil

Biological control of clover root weevil

The small braconid wasp Microtonus aethiopoides was introduced from Ireland in November 2005, specifically to parasitise the clover root weevil. This wasp is preparing to lay its eggs in the body of a clover root weevil.

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Control of pasture pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17971/biological-control-of-clover-root-weevil (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Alison Popay, published 24 Nov 2008