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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), greasy cutworm

Agent introduced: Unidentified sp. C (Diptera: Tachinidae)



Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - the tachinid fly Unidentified sp. C was imported from Pakistan in 1969 as part of a programme to introduce A. ipsilon parasitoids into New Zealand.

Release details:

Cameron et al. - 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.