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Biocontrol introduction

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

Agent introduced: Copidosoma sp. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)

Imported: 1966-67

Import source: via CIBC Bangalore, India

Released: 1966-67

Release details: 8,000 released at Lincoln and 62,000 at Nelson


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.