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Chalcidoid Wasp Manual

Two USDA-ARS experts on the wasp superfamily Chalcidoidea are helping to develop a manual for these wasps along with a group of specialists from Canada and England. Several hundred pages of text and more than 1,500 illustrations help to identify over 700 groups of potentially beneficial wasps. The key will help quarantine specialists at ports of entry, insect-rearing companies and state and federal laboratories to make a first-step identification to differentiate harmful from beneficial wasps.

For more information contact Michael Schauff of the Systematic Entomology Lab:

Michael E. Schauff
USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Lab
Building 046, BARC-WEST 10300
Baltimore Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705-2350

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