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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: 1966-67

Import source: via CIBC Bangalore, India

Released: 1966-67

Release details: 2,685 released at Lincoln, 1,175 at Nelson and 350 at Palmerston North


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.