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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), diamondback moth

Agent introduced: Apanteles plutellae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) = Cotesia plutellae (Kurdjumov)

Imported: 1937-38, 1938-39 and 1940

Import source: Holland

Released: 1937-38 Not released, No records of 1938-39 and 1940 shipments


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.