Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Ichneumonid wasps that attack armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in growing maize (Zea mays L.) in Mexico.

Abstract

The ichneumonid wasps are economically important in the biological control of insect pests and regulating the populations of their hosts, such as the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize in Mexico, which is controlled by 31 species of ichneumonid wasps. The damage caused by this pest results in losses in grain production. Biological control of this worm is an environment-friendly alternative.