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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Icerya purchasi (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), cottony cushion scale

Agent introduced: Rodolia sp. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) = (probably R. iceryae)

Imported: 1887

Import source: South Africa

Released: 1887

Release details: Released in Nelson

Establishment: Did not establish

References

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.