Target pest: Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), potato tuber moth
Agent introduced: Chelonus phthorimaea (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Import source: North America via Australia
Release details: Released at Nelson (numbers not known)
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