How Hungry, Stingless Wasps Became USDA’s Weapon of Choice to Save Southern Citrus Trees

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  • The Tamarixia wasp preys primarily on Asian citrus psyllids, gnat-like, sap-sucking insects.
  • A single female wasp can eat at least 500 pests in her life.
  • These wasps are one species that the US government has imported to help them with their invasive species biocontrol program.

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