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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Agent introduced: Micraspis frenata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Imported: 1964

Import source: Australia

Released: 1964

Release details: 300 adults released at Cashmere, Christchurch.

Establishment: Not established


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.