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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Panonychus ulmi (Acari: Tetranychidae), European red mite

Agent introduced: Anthocoris nemorum (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)

Imported: 1965-67

Import source: Kent, England

Released: 1965-67

Release details: 1000-2000 released at two sites in Nelson district

Establishment: Did not establish

References

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.