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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Oemona hirta (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), lemon tree borer

Agent introduced: Steinernema feltiae (Rhabditida: Steinermatidae)

Release details: Trialed against Oemona hirta as a potential control agent

Establishment: Technique not adopted


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.