Target pest: Coleophora spissicornis (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), banded clover casebearer
Agent introduced: Agathis rufipalpis ecotype 1, ex Coleophora frischellla (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Imported: 1961,1962,1968, 1969
Import source: 1961,69 near Freiburg, Germany, 1961,62,68,69 Avignon, France all via Delémont, Switzerland
Release details: Three females from the 1962 importation were released at Nelson shortly after arrival. In February 1966 16 females and 42 males were liberated at Nelson directly after importation. Unknown small numbers were released from the 1969 importation of 28 individuals.
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