Initial establishment of the irish strain of Microctonus aethiopoides in New Zealand

@inproceedings{Gerard2007InitialEO,
  title={Initial establishment of the irish strain of Microctonus aethiopoides in New Zealand},
  author={Philippa J. Gerard and T. M. Eden and Scott Hardwick and C. F. Mercer and M. W. A. Slay and D. J. Wilson},
  year={2007}
}
Four experimental releases of the parthenogenetic strain of Microctonus aethiopoides from Ireland were made in early 2006 in the Waikato, Manawatu (two sites) and Hawke’s Bay. By early winter, establishment was confirmed at all sites with parasitism levels exceeding 0% in the target host Sitona lepidus, a serious pest of white clover in New Zealand. Subsequent monitoring revealed considerable between-site variation. At the Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu Feilding sites where overwintering weevil… CONTINUE READING

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