The egg parasitoid Telenomus sp. as a novel biocontrol agent to prevent the cabbage moth

Guendalina Barloggio, Lucius Tamm, Thomas Oberhänsli, Peter Nagel, Henryk Luka


This work, which is part of a project called Biocomes (, focuses on the control of the cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) through mass release of the egg parasitoid Telenomus sp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). In the first year of the project we conducted different experiments to undercover aspects of the biology of this egg parasitoid that could help the creation of an efficient rearing system. Parallel we developed a species specific primer for the molecular species determination. Here we will present the most important results.

Keywords: Telenomus sp., biological control, biology, primer development

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2016 Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica

© Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources