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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Saissetia oleae (Hemiptera: Coccidae), black scale

Agent introduced: Rhizobius ventralis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) = incorrect ID, Rhyzobius forestieri (Erichson)

General comments:

See Rhyzobius forestieri entry.


Tillyard RJ (1923). History of the introduction of beneficial insects into New Zealand. Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, Australia, 383-390.