Kōrero: Pastures

Releasing a clover root weevil parasite (3 o 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/mi/photograph/16364/releasing-a-clover-root-weevil-parasite (accessed 7 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Deric Charlton, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008