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Cotesia marginiventris populations can be located throughout South and Central America as well as lower North America. In warmer months, individuals can be found as far north as the state of Wisconsin. This species may also be found in Hawaii as it was brought in to act as a biological control agent against agricultural pests such as armyworms, African armyworms, lawn armyworms, and cabbageworms.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); neotropical (Native ); oceanic islands (Introduced )


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