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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Costelytra zealandica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), grass grub

Agent introduced: Barypus clivinoides (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Imported: 1968-70

Import source: Argentina

Release details: 631 released in Nelson and Marlborough

Establishment: Not recovered

References

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.