Tiny wasp helps protect eucalypts from eucalyptus longhorned borer

@article{Hanks1996TinyWH,
  title={Tiny wasp helps protect eucalypts from eucalyptus longhorned borer},
  author={L. M. Hanks and T. Paine and J. Millar},
  journal={California Agriculture},
  year={1996},
  volume={50},
  pages={14-16}
}
The eucalyptus longhorned borer (ELB) was first identified in California in 1984 and has since killed thousands of eucalyptus trees. Now firmly established throughout Southern California, the borer continues to spread northward. A search for its natural enemies in Australia yielded a tiny wasp, Avetianella longoi, that parasitizes ELB eggs. The wasp was imported, released and is now established in San Diego and Riverside counties. Results of releases in other areas are pending. A. longoi… Expand
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