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Natural Pest Control
Using natural enemies, predators or parasites of plant pests and other wise methods of pest control
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Beneficial organisms - toxicity, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

Beneficial organisms - toxicity, ecological toxicity and regulatory information | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it

Several Trichogramma wasps species are known to be parasiotids of buterfly family (Lepidoptera). Trichogramma species are the most widely-studied agents of biological control in the field of entomology. But it is less known, that they can be also registered as insecticides.


In PAN Pesticides Database Trichogramma pinto and T. evanescens could be found among chemicals: identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information is given also for these beneficial organisms like for any other pesticide. 

Data on 6,500 pesticides, insecticides and herbicides including toxicity, water pollution, ecological toxicity, uses and regulatory status is provided in Pesticides Action Network database.

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Phoresy in the field: natural occurrence of Trichogramma egg parasitoids on butterflies and moths

Phoretic insects utilize other animals to disperse to new environments. We recently discovered how egg parasitoids use an exciting phoretic strategy to reach egg-laying sites of their butterfly hosts.

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