North American egg parasite successfully controls a different host genus in South America

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Science  22 Jul 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4301, pp. 390-391
DOI: 10.1126/science.877562


Telenomus alsophilae, a parasite of the eggs of the geometrid Alsophila pometaria in North America, was introduced into Columbia, South America, for the biological control of a pest host in another genus, Oxydia trychiata. Successful results were obtained with this unorthodox procedure to control a forest insect.