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Biocontrol introduction

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

Agent introduced: Casinaria sp. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Imported: 1962, 1969

Import source: 1962 Avignon, France, 1969 near Freiburg, Germany, and Avignon, France. All via Delémont, Switzerland

Released: 1968

Release details: Not released in 1962, In 1969 a small number of parasitised hosts were released at Appleby near Nelson

Establishment: Not recovered


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.