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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Agent introduced: Oenopia sauzeti (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Imported: 1968-76

Import source: Pakistan

Released: 1968-76

Release details: 20,000 (all stages) were released in the vicinity of Christchurch

References

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.