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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Scolypopa australis (Hemiptera: Ricaniidae), passionvine hopper

Agent introduced: Unidentified (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae)



Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - in 1981, 60 pupae of the unidentified dryinid parasitoid of S. australis nymphs were collected in Melbourne, Australia. These were reared in quarantine in New Zealand, but few adults emerged. Several hyperparasitoids were produced and were destroyed.


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.