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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Agent introduced: Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Imported: 1968, 1969, 1970

Import source: 1968 and 1970 California, USA. 1969 Pakistan

Released: 1968-1972

Release details: Several thousand (eggs, larvae and adults) from the USA importations were released at Nelson, Auckland and Lincoln. Colonies raised from the 1969 Pakistan importation were released near Lincoln, Auckland and North Auckland.

Establishment: Not established


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.