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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Eriococcus coriaceous (Homoptera: Eriococcidae), gum tree scale

Agent introduced: Creobota coccophthora (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Imported: 1932

Import source: Australia

Released: Not released


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.