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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Panonychus ulmi (Acari: Tetranychidae), European red mite

Agent introduced: Typhlodromus pyri (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) = Galendromus pyri (Scheuten)

Imported: Unknown

Import source: Accidental importation

Released: Unknown

Release details: Accidental importation

Establishment: Common in most orchard areas.

Impacts on target: Succesful component of IPM for P. ulmi.


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.