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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Hemiptera: Aphididae), bluegreen lucerne aphid

Agent introduced: Praon barbatum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)



Import source:

USSR and Iran, both via USA

Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - two strains, Chumsan (USSR) and Iran, were imported in December 1977 from University of California, Riverside, USA.



Release details:

Cameron et al. (1989) - only 30 of the Chumsan strain and 12 of the Iranian strain were released, in 1977-78.


Cameron et al. (1989) - no field recoveries have been recorded.


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.