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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae), muscid flies

Agent introduced: Pachylister chinensis (Coleoptera: Histeridae)

Imported: 1955

Import source: Western Samoa

Released: 1955 or 1956

Release details: Progeny of imported beetles released into glasshouse.

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.