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Biocontrol introduction

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

Agent introduced: Eupsenella sp. 1 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)

Imported: 1967-69

Import source: Eastern Australia and Tasmania

Import notes: Imported as Goniozus sp.

Released: 1969

Release details: This species probably formed part of a mixed species release of 100 wasps at Appleby and Nelson

Establishment: Eupsenella sp. collected from New Zealand have not matched Eupsenella sp. 1 so it appears not to have established


Berry, J.A. (1998). The bethyline species (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae: Bethylinae) imported into New Zealand for biological control of pest leafrollers. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Vol. 25: 329-333