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Common Name


Scientific Name

Cotesia vestalis; previously Cotesia plutellae. The wasp belongs to the family Braconidae.

AUTHORS Mike Furlong and Grahame Jackson 
Information from Furlong MJ, et al. (2013) Diamondback moth ecology and management: problems, progress and prospects. Annual Review of Entomology 58:517-541. Photos 1-3 Mike Furlong, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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