Target pest: Coleophora spissicornis (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), banded clover casebearer
Agent introduced: Gelis areator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) = Hemiteles areator
Near MontmÃ©dy, France
Cameron et al. (1989) - Gelis areator is a secondary parasitoid which emerged from a 1955 importation of 5,000 Coleophora trifolii host larvae collected near MontmÃ©dy, France. An unknown number of this parasitoid species emerged. Specimens were sent to the British Museum of Natural History for identification; none were released.
Cameron et al. (1989) - not released.
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.