Edovum puttleri is a newly discovered, exotic, egg parasitoid of the Colorado potato beetle, (CPB) Leptinotarsa decemlineata. The exploitation of CPB eggs by E. puttleri was examined in a New Jersey eggplant field. E. puttleri parasitized 46.8% of the CPB eggs present in the field. Exploitation of eggs within eggmasses was high; 73.9% of CPB eggs in eggmasses attacked by E. puttleri were parasitized.
Williams, Charles E.
"Exploitation of Eggs of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), by the Exotic Egg Parasitoid Edovum Puttleri (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Eggplant,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol20/iss4/3