Target pest: Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), potato tuber moth
Agent introduced: Apanteles subandinus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) = Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Cameron)
Imported: 1964, 1966
Import source: 1964 northern Argentina and southern Brazil via CIBC Station, Fontana, California, 1966 northern Argentina and southern Brazil via CIBC Station, Fontana, California, via CSIRO Australia
Released: 1964(?), 1966
Release details: It is not known if releases occurred in 1964. in 1966 12 adults were released at Nelson
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.