Target pest: Coleophora spissicornis (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), banded clover casebearer
Agent introduced: Itoplectis maculator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
Near MontmÃ©dy, France
Cameron et al. (1989) - an unknown number of I. maculator emerged from an importation of Coleophora trifolii host larvae collected near MontmÃ©dy, France in August 1955. Itoplectis maculator is a primary pupal parasitoid of Choristoneura murinana but is also hyperparasitic in C. trifolii. The individuals that emerged 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.