Document Type

Peer-Review Article


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.

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