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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Paropsis charybdis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), eucalyptus tortoise beetle

Agent introduced: Meteorus sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)



Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - seven cocoons were sent from Canberra, Australia in September 1932 but it is not known what happened to them.


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.