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Parasitic Wasp benefit
(John Obermeyer, Purdue University)
Common Name: Parasitic Wasp - benefit
See also: adult | larva

Scientific Name: Braconidae and Ichneumonidae: several species

Status: beneficial parasitoid

Beneficial Stage: larval

Value: Many species of parasitic wasps have been used successfully as biological control agents for pests. Unlike other wasps, parasitic wasps cannot sting people.