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Biological control of moth larvae

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The braconid wasp Bracon hebetor, also called Habrobracon hebetor, is one of the best studied parasitic wasps in the storage area. It paralyzes the free-living moth larvae by a sting, after that they immediately stop eating. In this way the parasitic wasp secures various larvae, makes them harmless and then starts laying eggs. The female […]