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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), light brown apple moth

Agent introduced: Unidentified sp. (spp.?) (Diptera: Tachinidae)


1967, 1969

Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - parasitised E. postvittana larvae and pupae were collected in eastern Australia and Tasmania in 1967 and 1969 and imported into quarantine at Nelson. Thirteen tachinids of an unidentified species emerged in 1967; 233 emerged in 1969, as well as nine which were possibly not the same species. Attempts to culture these tachinids were unsuccessful.


Cameron et al. (1989) - not released.