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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Helix aspersa (Stylommatophora: Helicidae), brown garden snail

Agent introduced: Gonaxis quadrilateralis (Gastropoda: Streptaxidae)

Imported: 1965

Import source: Kenya via Hawai'i

Released: 1965

Release details: 100 released at two sites in Bay of Islands

Establishment: Not recovered


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.