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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), potato tuber moth

Agent introduced: Agathis sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Imported: 1964

Import source: northern Argentina and southern Brazil via CIBC Station, Fontana, California

Released: ?

Release details: It is not known if releases occurred.

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.