What Type of Wasp Lays Eggs in BMSB Larvae?

Asked May 29, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

I hear that a native wasp will lay its eggs in BMSB 'larvae'. I wish I had a picture of this wasp so I can recognize it as a beneficial

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

The native wasp that lays eggs on BMSB is so small that you are not likely to notice it in your yard. We do not have a picture of it. You might try Rutgers to see if they do. http://njaes.rutgers.edu/stinkbug/
You could also contact the National Agriculture Library to see if they have a picture of it. 301 504-5755
All wasps are beneficial, so regard them all with respect. vw