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Biocontrol introduction

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

Agent introduced: Brachymeria sp. (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae)



Import source:


Import notes:

Cameron et al. (1989) - parasitised E. postvittana pupae were collected in eastern Australia and Tasmania in 1969 and imported into quarantine at Nelson. Brachymeria sp. was cultured successfully until 1971 when the culture died out and reared individuals were released.


Cameron et al. (1989) - imported in 1969 and culture died out in 1971. [Date of first release not recorded, but would have been between 1969 and 1971.]

Release details:

Cameron et al. (1989) - released at Nelson, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. [Date of releases not recorded, but between 1969 (year of importation) and 1971 (year the culture died out)].


Cameron et al. (1989) - establisment is not confirmed.


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.