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Parasitic Wasps Released in Asian Citrus Psyllid Project in Santa Clara County

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by CDFA Office of Public Affairs CDFA has initiated the release of tiny parasitic stingless wasps in Santa Clara County as part of the Asian citrus psyllid project there. The wasps, called tamarixia radiata, control psyllid populations by parasitizing their egg masses. Once a population of wasps is released, successive generations are capable of flying up-to eight miles in search …