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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), light brown apple moth

Agent introduced: Temelucha sp. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Imported: 1969

Import source: Australia

Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - parasitised E. postvittana larvae were collected in eastern Australia and Tasmania in 1967 and 1969 and imported into quarantine at Nelson. No Temelucha sp. emerged in 1967, 207 emerged in 1969.


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.