Target pest: Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae), two-spotted spider mite
Agent introduced: Neoseiulus fallacis (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)
Imported: 1972, 1973, 1975
Import source: Michigan, USA
Release details: Many thousands released at Appleby and Hope (Nelson), Loburn and Lincoln (Canterbury), Hastings, Waimate and Central Otago.
Establishment: Established at Loburn, Lincoln, Hastings and Central Otago
Impacts on target: Largely displaced by Phytoseiulus persimilis
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.