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Description of Copidosomopsis nacoleiae

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Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Leaffolder eggs.
Description
1. Copidosomopsis is a gray to black small wasp. It has 8 antennal segments. The middle legs are enlarged and are used for jumping.
2. The basal one-third of the front wing has few hairs; however, the wings are covered entirely with short hairs. The legs have 4-segmented tarsi.
Biology and ecology
1. The female parasitoid lays eggs inside leaffolder eggs. A single host egg can house numerous parasitoids and they pupate inside the host larvae.
2. The adults live for 2 to 3 days.

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