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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), light brown apple moth

Agent introduced: Voriella uniseta (Diptera: Tachinidae)

Imported: 1967, 1969

Import source: Australia

Released: 1967, 1969

Release details: 50 adults were released at Appleby, Nelson in 1967. 200 adults released at Appleby and Nelson in 1969.

Establishment: Did not establish


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.