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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Chromatomyia syngenesiae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) = Phytomyza atricornis, leaf miners

Agent introduced: Chryrsocharis sp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) = (probably C. pubicornis (Zetterstedt))

Imported: Recorded as parasitising Chromatomyia syngensiae before introductions for biological control began.

Import source: Pakistan

Import notes: Probably C. pubicornis (Zetterstedt)


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.