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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), cosmopolitan armyworm

Agent introduced: Trichogramma evanescens (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

General comments:

Taxonomic note (7 November 1922) - the biocontrol agent imported as Trichogramma evanescens was qualified by Cameron et al. (1989) as Trichogramma evanescens (sens. lat.). See the Trichogramma evanescens (sens. lat.) introduction record for details.


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.