Non-native pest-controlling wasp identified in Canada prior to formal approval

Non-native pest-controlling wasp identified in Canada prior to formal approval

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Thought to be Canada's most promising potential defense against the brown marmorated stink bug (a globally spreading pest of various fruits and vegetables), the samurai wasp has been considered for future release in the country in recent years. However, prior to any formal decision and approval, the parasitoid was found to be already present at a heavily infested site in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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