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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Acyrthosiphon pisum (Homoptera: Aphididae), pea aphid

Agent introduced: Ephedrus plagiator (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)

Imported: 1977

Import source: Japan via University of California, Riverside.

Released: 1977-1978.

Establishment: Early recoveries made in Hawkes Bay and Lincoln but does not appear to have persisted.


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.