Target pest: Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), tomato fruitworm
Agent introduced: Hyposoter didymator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
Bulgaria and Greece
Cameron et al. (1989) - Hyposoter didymator was collected in Bulgaria and Greece by the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control and shipped to New Zealand in 1976.
Cameron et al. (1989) - not released [see Cameron et al. (1989) entry in 'General comments' section].
Cameron et al. (1989) - Hyposoter didymator was not released becuase it was shown to have a wide host range which gave concern about possible environmental conflicts.
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.