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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) = Diaspidiotus (Comstock), armoured scales

Agent introduced: Orcus chalybeus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) = Halmus chalybus (Boisduval), steel-blue ladybird

No introduction details are currently available.


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.