Parasitoid wasp Cotesia glomerata (L.) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) in Slovenia


  • Stanislav Trdan
  • Tanja Bohinc
  • Matej Vidrih



parasitoid wasp of cabbage butterfly,, Cotesia glomerata, Apanteles glomeratus, cabbage butterfly, Pieris brassicae, Cole crops, cabbage, Brassica oleracea, conservation biological control


Paper represents parasitoid wasp of Cabbage Butterfly (Cotesia glomerata) and its importance for biological control. Species is known as a natural enemy of Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris brassicae) which is exposed to parasitoid wasp attacks particularly in the period between the first and third larval stage. Palaeartic species, which has a developmental characteristics of endoparasite, was in the area of Slovenia mentioned for the first already in 1870 but not enough detail records about its occurrence are available. We confirmed the presence of Cotesia glomerata in 2014 at two locations in Slovenia. The purpose of present contribution is the introduction of parasitoid wasp of Cabbage Butterfly with the intention of its future more intensive use in conservation biological control.


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Trdan, S., Bohinc, T., & Vidrih, M. (2014). Parasitoid wasp Cotesia glomerata (L.) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) in Slovenia. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 57(2), 37-43.

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