Samurai wasp: Promising egg parasitoid for management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

David Lowenstein, Chris Hedstrom, Nik Wiman, Heather Andrews, Richard Hilton, Clive Kaiser, Jana Lee and Vaughn Walton
EM 9164 | Published April 2017, Reviewed 2021


The samurai wasp (Trissolcus japonicus) is a parasitoid that attacks the eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), making it a potential candidate for managing this significant threat to commercial agriculture and residential gardens. This publication will help you know what the samurai wasp looks like, where to find it, and how it parasitizes BMSB eggs. The publication is available both in English and Spanish.

About the authors

Richard Hilton
Oregon State University
Jana Lee
Oregon State University

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