Target pest: Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), potato tuber moth
Agent introduced: Agathis unicolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Imported: 1966-67, 1968
Import source: via CIBC Bangalore, India
Released: 1966-67, 1968
Release details: Approximately 1,350 were released at Lincoln, 950 Palmerston North and 425 Nelson in 1966-67, and 435 were released in Lincoln, and 500 in Nelson in 1968.
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