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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Can One Insect Save An Industry?

It’s just a tiny brown wasp, smaller than a grain of rice, but experts believe a little bug may be able to save California’s $1.8 billion citrus industry from an insect that has already decimated Florida’s orange groves.

The Tamarixia Radiata is a predator from Pakistan that scientists are hoping will help eradicate the Asian Citrus Psyllid, an invasive insect that spreads a disease that kills citrus trees and causes economic and environmental problems.

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