In summer 2014, Ingels conducted a monitoring program for BMSB
in Sacramento County funded by the California Pear Advisory Board and the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
There, under quarantine conditions, Hoelmer's group is examining the host specificity and safety of several Asian Trissolcus species with potential use in biocontrol-release programs against BMSB
The project will take advantage ofresearch that ARS scientists have conducted on BMSB since it was detected in the United States in 2001.
Scientists at IIBBL were working on the BMSB long before it became such a huge problem in the United States.
In 2010, the team of scientists at IIBBL found an "aggregation pheromone" that shows promise as the main pheromone attractant for BMSB.
Because it is such a nuisance to homeowners, a threat to agriculture, and rapidly spreading in the United States, the BMSB is one of the group's top priorities, she said.
The biology of BMSB under quarantine-laboratory conditions in Gainesville, Florida is reported herein.
2008) (average of 212 eggs and 8 egg masses in BMSB reared in a growth chamber, and by Kawada & Kitamura (1983) (487 eggs per female in a Japanese H.
Christine Dieckhoff (USDA-ARS) for reviewing the manuscript, providing the initial BMSB colony and offering training for the laboratory rearing of BMSB.
Several interceptions of the BMSB have been reported from Florida in the last several years, however it is apparently not yet established there (Leroy Whilby, Personal Communication).
BMSB has 3 developmental stages (egg, nymph, adult).
It is important to rear an insect pest such as the BMSB in order to study its life cycle, host range and management tactics including susceptibility to potential biological control agents, such as the egg parasitoid Trissolcus halyomorphae Yang (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) (Yang et al.