Parasitic Hymenoptera Research Labs

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This research group is led by Dr. Bob Wharton and Dr. Jim Woolley, professors in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. These two laboratories study the taxonomy, biology and use in biological control of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera) in the superfamily Chalcidoidea and the families Braconidae, Ichneumonidae, Figitidae and Diapriidae. These wasps are a primary source of natural enemies for the natural and biological control of pest insects. In addition, they are important components of the biological diversity in both natural and managed ecosystems.








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