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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Austrosimulium ungulatum (Diptera: Simuliidae), West Coast black fly

Agent introduced: Cardiocladius australiensis (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Imported: 1932

Import source: Canberra, Australia

Released: 1932

Release details: 196 larvae released into the Maitai River, Nelson in January and 581 larvae and 19 pupae in May 1932

Establishment: Not recovered


Cameron PJ, Hill RL, Bain J, 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.