Target pest: Ulex europaeus (Fabales: Fabaceae), gorse
Agent introduced: Scythris grandipennis (Lepidoptera: Scythrididae)
Gourlay (2011c), Landcare Research (2014c) - small number released at one site at Burnham, Canterbury; no further releases planned due to rearing difficulties.
Harman et al. (1996) - has been recovered in the field but is not considered established yet.
Gourlay (2011c) - not thought to have established.
Landcare Research (2014c) - failed to establish.
Gourlay H (2011c). Gorse Colonial Hard Shoot Moth. In The Biological Control of Weeds Book (Landcare Research) https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/discover-our-research/biosecurity/weed-management/using-biocontrol/the-biological-control-of-weeds-book/
Harman HM, Syrett P, Hill RL, Jessep CT. (1996). Arthropod introductions for biological control of weeds in New Zealand, 1929 - 1995. New Zealand Entomologist, 19(1): 71-80
Landcare Research (2014c). Who's who in biocontrol of weeds? What's new in biological control of weeds? 69: 10-11 http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-69