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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Dasineura pyri (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), pear leafcurling midge

Agent introduced: Torymus chloromerus (Hymenoptera: Torymidae)

Imported: 1925

Import source: France

Released: No record

Release details: 1 T. chloromerus was imported to New Zealand. Unlikely it was released.


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.