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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae), two-spotted spider mite

Agent introduced: Anthocoris musculus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)

Imported: 1965-66

Import source: Nova Scotia, Canada

Released: 1965-66

Release details: 400 individuals released at two sites in Nelson district

Establishment: Did not establish


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.