Target pest: Calluna vulgaris (Ericales: Ericaceae), heather
Agent introduced: Ceratothrips ericae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Harman et al. (1996) - accidental introduction.
Harman et al. (1996) - first recorded in New Zealand in 1979.
Harman et al. (1996) - has been recorded on heather in the central North Island.
Harman HM, Syrett P, Hill RL, Jessep CT. (1996). Arthropod introductions for biological control of weeds in New Zealand, 1929 - 1995. New Zealand Entomologist, 19(1): 71-80