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Biocontrol introduction

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

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.