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Friends of the rice farmers

Friends of the rice farmers

by IRRI RKB

7169 views - Submitted on Tue, 17/11/2015


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Oligosita sp. is a trichogrammatid wasp. It is an egg parasitoid of leafhoppers and planthoppers.


In the video, she locates a host egg by drumming the rice stem using her antennae. When an egg is located, she raises her body upwards while aiming the ovipositor to place one egg in one host egg.


 
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