I am looking for recent information on parasitoids/pathogens that attack Vespula wasps, and was hoping you could help.
We are at the very early stages of (re-)starting a biological control program against Vespula wasps in New Zealand (V. vulgaris and V. germanica).
I am trying to determine if there has been any recent (>2005) research on:
• parasitoids/pathogens that are being trialed for biological control, and
• field studies of Vespula, that may indicate possible parasitoids and/or their impacts on a colony
Any help is greatly appreciated
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