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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Rubus fruticosus (Rosales: Rosaceae), blackberry

Agent introduced: Agrilus ruficollis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Imported: 1927, 1931

Import source: Washington D.C., USA

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.

Miller, D. (1970). Biological control of weeds in New Zealand, 1927-1948. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research information series 74. 104 pp.