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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Chromatomyia syngenesiae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) = Phytomyza atricornis, leaf miners

Agent introduced: Opius sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) = (misidentified as Rhizarcha sp.)

Import source: Pakistan

Released: 1969-71

Release details: 98 were definitely released. There may have been other releases. It is not known where the releases were made

Establishment: Not recovered


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.