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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), sirex wood wasp

Agent introduced: Rhyssa crevieri (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)



Import source:

Canada via Tasmania

Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - in 1968, 13 male and 27 female R. crevieri, from an insectary in Tasmania, Australia, were sent to New Zealand. These were first generation emergences from an import from Canada. Only a few progeny emerged from insectary oviposition in New Zealand.


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.