Target pest: Coleophora frischella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) = Coleophora trifolii, white tipped clover casebearer
Agent introduced: Gelis tonsus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
Near MontmÃ©dy, France
Cameron et al. (1989) - Gelis tonsus is a secondary parasitoid which emerged from a 1955 importation of 5,000 Coleophora trifolii host larvae collected near MontmÃ©dy, France. One female of this parasitoid species emerged and was sent to the British Museum of Natural History for identification.
Cameron et al. (1989) - not released.
Cameron PJ, Hill RL, Bain J, 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.