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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Panonychus ulmi (Acari: Tetranychidae), European red mite

Agent introduced: Blepharidopterus angulatus (Hemiptera: Miridae)

Imported: 1966

Import source: England

Released: 1966

Release details: 107 females and 120 males released at Nelson

Establishment: Established at release site but did not persist

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.