5 August, 2011
We are in need of large numbers of Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Bronze
Bug) adults for rearing of its potential biological control agent, the egg
parasitoid Cleruchoides noackae. We are busy with experiments on this
parasitoid in the FABI quarantine facility, as part of the process to move towards
its release. Thus, it is crucial that we have sufficient Thaumastocoris to
maintain the parasitoid colony.
Please contact me if you know of an area with high infestations of Thaumastocoris.
Phone: 012 420 5822
Mobile: 082 909 3211
Information on the symptoms of Thaumastocoris can be found on the
1. Pest disease alerts
2. Bronze Bug
Thank you for your assistance.