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Wasp warfare: Fighting pests with parasites

By   /   Friday, April 27th, 2012  /   Comments Off on Wasp warfare: Fighting pests with parasites

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A female Tamarixia radiata, highly magnified. The tiny parasitic wasp, which measures one-sixteenth of an inch, lays eggs in Asian citrus psyllid nymphs, eventually killing them. (photo courtesy Mike Lewis, CISR, UC Riverside) As citrus growers across the Tri-Counties worry about a devastating crop disease spread by the Asian citrus psyllid, researchers in Southern California…

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