Ichneumonid wasp (Campoletis sonorensis ) on flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)) - 1402141

Ichneumonid wasp
Campoletis sonorensis (Cameron)

Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.)
Descriptor: Cocoon(s)
Description: The adult wasp is black, slender and about ¼ inch long but is rarely recognized in the field. The female lays an egg beneath the skin of a small budworm. The egg hatches and the larva develops inside the budworm. When development is complete, the parasitic larva emerges and pupates outside attached to a tobacco leaf. The cocoon is white, oblong, about ¼ inch long and is frequently attached to the skin of the host budworm.
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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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