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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Coleophora spissicornis (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), banded clover casebearer

Agent introduced: Agathis rufipalpis ecotype 2, ex Coleophora deauatella (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Imported: 1961, 1969

Import source: near Freiburg, Germany via Delémont, Switzerland

Release details: Small numbers from the 1969 importation of 360 individuals were released

References

Cameron PJ, Hill RL, Bain J and Thomas WP (1989). A Review of Biological Control of Invertebrate Pests and Weeds in New Zealand 1874-1987. Technical Communication No 10. CAB International Institute of Biological Control. DSIR Entomology Division. 424p.