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Trichogramma dendrolimi



Trichogramma dendrolimi


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  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Trichogramma dendrolimi
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura

Other Scientific Names

  • Trichogramma dendrolimusi

EPPO code

  • TRIGDE (Trichogramma dendrolimi)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Trichogrammatidae
  •                             Genus: Trichogramma
  •                                 Species: Trichogramma dendrolimi

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2022

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Acantholyda posticalis
Achaea janataEggs
Adoxophyes orana
Adoxophyes privatana
Agrotis ipsilonEggs
Algedonia coclesalisEggs
Anomis flavaEggs
Antheraea pernyiEggs
Archips crataeganus
Archips rosana
Arcte coerula
Biston suppressariaEggs
Cadra cautella
Caligula japonica
Calliteara abietis
Chilo suppressalis
Clostera anastomosis
Cnaphalocrocis medinalisEggs
Cnephasia longanaEggs
Cnephasia pumicanaEggs
Corcyra cephalonicaEggs
Cydia pomonella
Cydia strobilella
Dasychira baibaranaEggs
Dendrolimus pini
Dendrolimus punctatusEggs
Dendrolimus spectabilisEggs
Dendrolimus superansEggs
Dendrolimus superans sibiricusEggs
Dendrolimus tabulaeformisLarvae
Deporaus betulae
Ephestia kuehniellaEggs
Epichoristodes acerbella
Eriogyna pyretorum
Eupoecilia ambiguellaEggs
Euproctis chrysorrhoeaEggs
Euproctis pseudoconspersaEggs
Grapholita funebrana
Grapholita molesta
Hedya nubiferanaEggs
Helicoverpa armigeraEggs
Helicoverpa assulta
Homona coffearia
Homona magnanimaEggs
Inachis io
Leguminivora glycinivorellaEggs
Lobesia botranaEggsNoyes; 2017
Loxostege sticticalis
Lymantria dispar
Malacosoma neustriaEggs
Mamestra brassicaeEggs
Monema flavescens
Mythimna separata
Mythimna unipunctaEggs
Orgyia antiqua
Ostrinia furnacalisEggs
Ostrinia nubilalis
Pandemis heparana
Papilio xuthusEggs
Parnara guttatus
Pieris rapae
Prays oleae
Samia cynthia
Samia cynthia riciniEggs
Sitotroga cerealellaEggs
Sphrageidus similisEggs
Spilonota ocellanaEggs
Spodoptera lituraEggs
Spoladea recurvalisEggs
Tetramoera schistaceanaEggs


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Bertaux F; Tabone E; Lezcano N; Rey F; Deutz A; Franceschini C, 2000. Lutte biologique contre les tordeuses de l'oeillet. PHM Revue Horticole, 419:33-37.

Bulut H, 1990. Investigations on the determination of optimum host age for the egg parasitoid Trichogramma spp. and some behaviour of the adults. Proceedings of the Second Turkish National Congress of Biological Control. Izmir, Turkey: Ege Universitesi, 37-51

Cao GL; Lu WQ; Long S, 1988. Studies on comparison of esterase isozyme of different species of Trichogramma. Colloques de l'INRA, No. 43:35-44

Cerda RC; Gerding PM, 1999. Biological control of Rhyacionia buoliana Den et Schiff (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with Trichogramma spp. Agro-Ciencia, 15(2):279-283; 11 ref.

Fang HuiLan; Tong PuYuan; Hu HaiJun, 1995. Factors influencing fluctuation in the population of Trichogramma dendrolimi. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 31(3):233-238; 4 ref.

Feng JG; Zhang Y; Tao X; Chen XL, 1988. Use of radioisotope P to evaluate the parasitization of Adoxophyes orana (Lep.: Tortricidae) by mass released Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hym.: Trichogrammatidae) in an apple orchard. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 4(4):152-154

Feng JG; Zhang Y; Tao X; Wang YS; Xu ZG, 1989. Releases of Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hym.: Trichogrammatidae) to control Adoxophyes orana (Lep.: Torticidae) in apple orchards. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 5(2):56-59

Gerding M; Cisternas E; CTspedes C, 1996. Use of Trichogramma in Rhyacionia buoliana control in Chile. (Abstract 20-030). Proceedings XX International Congress of Entomology, Firenze, Italy, August 25-31, 620.

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Grenier S; Han SC; Chapelle L; Liu WH; Guillaud J, 1998. In vitro development of Trichogramma spp. (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in long-term stored, freeze-dried artificial media. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 8(4):589-596; 22 ref.

Grenier S; Yang H; Guillaud J; Chapelle L, 1995. Comparative development and biochemical analyses of Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) grown in artificial media with hemolymph or devoid of insect components. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 111(1):83-90

Guan XC; Wu ZX; Wu TN; Feng H, 1978. Studies on rearing Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura in vitro. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 21(2):122-126

Hassan SA, 1992. Erfahrungen bei der Anwendung von Trichogramma spp. zur BekSmpfung des Apfelwicklers Cydia pomonella L. und des Apfelschalenwicklers Adoxophyes orana F.v.R. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fnr Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 8:70-74.

Hassan SA; Rost WM, 1993. Mass rearing and utilization of Trichogramma: 13. Optimizing the control of the codling moth Cydia pomonella L. and the summer fruit tortrix moth Adoxophyes orana F. R. Gesunde Pflanzen, 45(8):296-300

He LF; Qiu HG; Fu WJ; Shen BJ, 1990. Factors influencing sex ratio in Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Natural Enemies of Insects, 12(2):66-70

Hegazi EM; Khafagi WE, 2001. Pattern of egg management by Trichogramma cacoeciae and T. dendrolimi (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 11(3):353-359; 21 ref.

Hirose Y, 1969. Comparative ecology of some Hymenopterous egg parasites of the pine moth, Dendrolimus spectabilis Butler (Lepidoptera:Lasiocampidae), with special reference to the factors affecting their efficiency as natural enemies. Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 24(2):115-148

Hyun JS, 1968. Study on the prevision for occurrence of pine moth, Dendrolimus spectabilis Butler. Entomological Research Bulletin, 4:57-80

Kim CW; Hyun JS, 1966. Research and survey of the control of pine moths, Dendrolimus spectabilis Butler (2). Bulletin of Entomological Research, Seoul, 2:1-67.

Kong J; Peng H; Chen HY; Bao JZ, 1988. Unusual mating behaviour of Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hym. Trichogrammatidae) reared on oak silkworm eggs. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 4(2):50-54

Landry BS; Dextraze L; Boivin G, 1993. Random amplified polymorphic DNA markers for DNA fingerprinting and genetic variability assessment of minute parasitic wasp species (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae and Trichogrammatidae) used in biological control programs of phytophagous insects. Genome, 36(3):580-587

Lee KQ; Jiang FL; Guo JJ, 1988. Preliminary study of the reproductive behaviour of the parasitic wasps (Trichogramma). Colloques de l'INRA, No. 43:215-219

Li LY; Liu WH; Chen CS; Han ST; Shin JC; Du HS; Feng SY, 1988. In vitro rearing of Trichogramma spp. and Anastatus sp. in artificial eggs and the methods of mass production. Colloques de l'INRA, No. 43:339-352

Li ZX; Shen ZR, 2001. rDNA-ITS2 sequencing and species-specific primer designing for Trichogramma spp. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 17:75-80.

Lin NQ, 1994. Systematic studies of Chinese Trichogrammatidae. Contributions of the Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agricultural University. Chongqing, China: Chongqing Publishing House, Special Publication No 4 (Chinese with English summary).

Liu ShuSheng; Zhang GuangMei; Zhang Fan, 1998. Factors influencing parasitism of Trichogramma dendrolimi on eggs of the Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis. BioControl, 43(3):273-287; 30 ref.

Liu W; Xiong PY; Wei L; Xiong PY, 1988. Study on the karyotype of Trichogramma dendrolimi. Journal of Wuhan University (Natural Sciences Edition), 2:106-108 (text in Chinese, summary in English).

Liu ZF; Cui ZQ; Wang D; Zhao MG, 1992. Primary studies on the biological effect of several insect growth regulators on Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura. In: Zhao MG, Shi JL, Pan HY, Wan YY, eds. Collection of Achievements on the Technique Cooperation Project of P.R. China and F.R. Germany, 39-45.

Liu ZZ; Cui YY; Wan BY; Wang CL; Cui DJ; Lu H; Wang GX, 1990. An evaluation of the efficacy of large scale release of Trichogramma dendrolimi against Asian corn borer in Yushu County. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 6(4):148-150

Matsumura S, 1926. On the three species of Dendrolimus (Lepidoptera) which attack spruce and fir trees in Japan with their parasites and predaceous insects. Ezhegodnik Zoologicheskago Muzeya Imperatorkoy Akademii Nauk, Leningrad, 26:27-50.

Meyer NF, 1940. Species and races of the genus Trichogramma Westw. Bulletin of Plant Protection, Leningrad, 4:70-77.

Mureasan I, 1987. Some aspects of the biological control of the corn borer using the natural enemies Trichogramma spp. Contributii ale Cercetari Stiintifice la devoltarea Agriculturii. Volum Omagial 1957-1987, 289-304

Noyes JS, 2002. Interactive Catalogue of World Chalcidoidea (2001 - second edition). CDrom. Taxapad and The Natural History Museum.

Park YK; Lee HP; Lee KS; Han MW; Lee JO, 1999. Effect of photoperiod on oviposition and emergence of egg parasitoid, Trichogramma dendrolimi Mastumura (Hymenoptera, Trichogrammatidae). Korean Journal of Applied Entomology, 38:93-99.

Peng HY; Chen XW; Jiang Y; Shen RJ; Zhou XM; Hu ZH, 1998. Controlling Dendrolimus punctatus with Trichogramma dendrolimi carrying cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 14(3):111-114.

Pintureau B, 1990. Polymorphism, biogeography and parasitic specificity of European trichogrammatids. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France, 95(1-2):17-38

Pintureau B; Keita FB, 1989. New findings on the esterases of trichogrammatids (Hym. Trichogrammatidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 17(7-8):603-608

Shen LR; Du ZQ; Qui XJ, 1992. Species composition of Trichogramma wasps parasitizing Dendrolimus punctatus (Lep.: Lasiocampidae) in the pine forests of Zhejiang Province and the influence of mass propagation with oak silkworm eggs on the species dominance of Trichogramma. Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 8(3):101-103

Sorokina AP, 1991. New data on knowledge of species of the genus Trichogramma Westw. (Hymenoptera, Trichogrammatidae) of the USSR fauna with notes on synonymy. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 70(1):183-195

Takada Y; Kawamura S; Tanaka T, 2000. Biological characteristics: growth and development of the egg parasitoid Trichogramma dendrolimi (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) on the cabbage armyworm Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 35(3):369-379; 30 ref.

Tang QF; Du ZQ; Xu QSJ, 1988. A preliminary study on the insect breeding of Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura. Journal of Zhejiang Forestry Science and Technology, 8(4):22-23

Tong XW; Ni LX, 1990. Studies on relationship between density of host eggs, parasitic rate and numbers released of Trichogramma dendrolimi and Pseudanastatus albitarsis. Forest Pest and Disease, No. 1:5-7

Viggiani G; Laudonia S, 1989. The Italian species of Trichogramma Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), with a comment on the taxonomic state of the genus. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria 'Filippo Silvestri', 46:107-124

Wang FC; Zhang SY; Hou SR, 1988. Inoculative release of Trichogramma dendrolimi in vegetable gardens to regulate populations of cotton pests. Colloques de l'INRA, No. 43:613-619

Wetzel C; Dickler E, 1994. Side effects of sulphur and a natural pyrethroid on Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura (Hym., Trichogrammatidae) in apple orchards. Bulletin OILB/SROP, 17(10):123-131

Wu JW; Fang HL; Yang MD; Lian YY, 1988. Rearing technology of Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura for controlling pine caterpillar (Dendrolimus punctatus Walker) and effect of releasing Trichogramma to control insect pest on a large scale for sixteen successive years in Zhejiang Province. Colloques de l'INRA, No. 43:621-628

Yu SH; Wang ER; Zhang YL; Li GQ; Wen XF; Hao XR; Yu FY, 1982. Preliminary report of experiments on the control of corn borer by Trichogramma dendrolimi labelled with 32P. Yuanzineng Nongye Yingyong, No. 2:31-36

Zhang J; Wang JL; Yang CC; Zhang F; Xu BM; Zhao DS; Li TH; Zhao XG; Wang GJ, 1990. The effectiveness of long-term release of Trichogramma in controlling Ostrinia in a large area. Journal of Shenyang Agricultural University, 21(4):285-290

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