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Biocontrol introduction

Target pest: Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae), common green bottle fly

Agent introduced: Brachymeria podagrica (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae)

Imported: 1919

Import source: Australia

Released: 1919

Release details: Unknown

Establishment: Not recovered


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.