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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), codling moth

Agent introduced: Cryptus sexannulatus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Imported: 1942

Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - forty-six adults, 19 larvae and nine pupae were received from Canada in March 1942. These were reared and by March 1944 there were 119 parasitoids.


Cameron et al. (1989) - there are no records of releases.


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.