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Natural Enemy to the Codlin Moth.

Mr R. Allan Wis;ht, an entomologist df Nelson, informs tho local Press that hje has discovered a " natural enemy " to thfe codlin moth. He says : " The announcement is a.s yet premature, but some of the writer's friends m Nelson will be gla| to hear that, after sp many years search for what he felfc sure existed, viz., a native parasite of the,<k>dlin moth, a mere i accident has revealed an insect which he feels sure bears such a character. There is little,room to doubt 'that such is the case. The parasite is there certainly, and its action i«>, complete and satisfactory, the only question is.whefilfer it is native to New Zealand or has been imported with the pest, : and a great, deal of its future usefulness depends upon the answer. 'Mr Mask ell, than whom there is no better authority m New Zealand, is of opinion that when a pest enters a coun-try-foreign to ifc.it is only a maitt^f of tim.6 when the'iparasiticai, or; predjltbry native insects, will take it up arid, restore the balance of nature.. The writer is now enigaged m trying some further experiments^ and has also sent specimens of the parasite and its work to Professor G. W. Riley; the. tI.S. States Entomologist,' to see if the insecti,(which is an utter stranger to himself) is known m America. When more light :has been bbtainted further particulars on this (to apple growers and apple eaters) most interesting subject will be given." ; , , ■•

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Natural Enemy to the Codlin Moth., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890

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Natural Enemy to the Codlin Moth. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890

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