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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Saissetia oleae (Hemiptera: Coccidae), black scale

Agent introduced: Unidentified chalcid (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidae)

Imported: 1922

Import source: Australia

Released: 1922

Release details: Small number (less than 38) from Australia released in Nelson.

Impacts on target: Unknown


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.