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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Calluna vulgaris (Ericales: Ericaceae), heather

Agent introduced: Ceratothrips ericae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Import notes:

Harman et al. (1996) - accidental introduction.


Harman et al. (1996) - first recorded in New Zealand in 1979.


Harman et al. (1996) - has been recorded on heather in the central North Island.


Harman HM, Syrett P, Hill RL, Jessep CT. (1996). Arthropod introductions for biological control of weeds in New Zealand, 1929 - 1995. New Zealand Entomologist, 19(1): 71-80