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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Caliroa cerasi (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), cherryslug, pear slug

Agent introduced: Synomelix sp. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Imported: 1972-74

Import source: Austria, France, Germany

Released: 1974

Release details: A small number were released in Auckland

Establishment: Establishment is unlikely


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.