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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Coleophora frischella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) = Coleophora trifolii, white tipped clover casebearer

Agent introduced: Chelonus sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) = (may be C. contractus)

Imported: 1961, 1968

Import source: 1961 near Freiburg, Germany, 1961, 68 Avignon, France all via Delémont, Switzerland

Released: Not released


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.