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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), potato tuber moth

Agent introduced: Temelucha sp. Platensis group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Imported: 1966-67

Import source: via CIBC Bangalore, India

Released: 1966-67

Release details: 1,260 released at Lincoln, 210 at Nelson and 80 at Palmerston North


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.