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Chelonus insularis


Resource Type

The genome sequence and assembly of a parasitoid wasp, Chelonus insularis. Chelonus is a wasp genus in the subfamily Cheloninae. Their larvae feed chiefly on larvae of moths in superfamilies Tortricoidea and Pyraloidea. This wasp is an important egg parasitoid of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, one of the main insect pests of maize (Zea mays L.)

The work was funded by "RoL: Collaborative Research: When a pathogen becomes a mutualist: discovery, evolution and rules that govern function and acquisition in wasp-viral symbiosis" (Grant ID DEB-1916788, National Science Foundation).

This dataset is not published - please follow Toronto/Ft. Lauderdale conditions of data re-use.

Organism Image
Chelonus insularis
Image Credit


NameProgramDate Constructed
Chelonus insularis genome assembly ASM1335770v1 (GCF_013357705.1)FlyeJun 17th, 2020
NCBI Chelonus insularis Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineJun 23rd, 2020

Assembly Stats

Contig N50
Scaffold N50

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