You can help promote BMSB biocontrol

15 December 2016
If T. japonicas was to be imported to help combat an arrival of BMSB, it is important to understand potential impacts to New Zealand’s current shield bug population. Plant and Food Research need a supply of shield bugs to test whether T. japonicus parasitises them as well as BMSB. You can help! If you detect any of the following (pictured right): · Brown Shield Bug · Glossy Shield Bug · Spiny Shield Bug If you detect any of these bugs, please courier them to: Sophie Hunt c/o Plant & Food Research 120 Mt Albert Road Mt Albert Auckland 1025