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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Coleophora frischella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) = Coleophora trifolii, white tipped clover casebearer

Agent introduced: Perilampus sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)


1961, 1969

Import source:

Near Freiburg, Germany

Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - Perilampus sp. is a hyperparasitoid which attacks the parasiotids Agathis rufipalpis and Chelonus contractus. It was imported with the 1961 and 1969 shipments of Coleophora deauratella larvae (a host of A. rufipalpis and C. contractus) from near Freiburg, Germany. No information is available on the 1961 importation. It was estimated the 4,500 C. deauratella larvae of the 1969 importation contained about 880 A. rufipalpis and C. contractus, some of which were parasitised by Perilampus sp.


Cameron et al. (1989) - not released.


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.