Ichneumonid wasp (Campoletis sonorensis ) on burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)) - 1440131

Ichneumonid wasp
Campoletis sonorensis (Cameron)

Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.)
Descriptor: Cocoon(s)
Description: The adult wasp is black, slender and about 1/4- 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 larva develops inside the budworm. When development is complete, the parasitic larvae emerges and pupates outside attached to a tobacco leaf. The silken cocoon is white, oblong, and about 1/4 inch long and is frequently attached to the skin of the host budworm. This parasite may kill 70% to 80% of the budworms in a field.
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Image location: United States

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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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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
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