Target pest: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) = Diaspidiotus (Comstock), armoured scales
Agent introduced: Hemisarcoptes malus (Astigmata: Hemisarcoptidae)
Import source: Nova Scotia
Release details: Released at several sites.
Establishment: Established at several sites but never became abundant and there is no evidence of spread from the release sites.
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