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Brown soldier bug - Cermatulus nasalis nasalis
Added: 10 Oct 2016  Updated: 12 Nov 2018
The native subspecies, Brown soldier bug, C. nasalis nasalis is one of three subspecies in New Zealand. This subspecies is also present in Australia and Timor. It a predator that feeds on free living insects such as cate...
Alpine brown soldier bug - Cermatulus nasalis hudsoni
Added: 18 Oct 2017  Updated: 12 Nov 2018
This species of native shield bug is present in New Zealand, Australia and Timor. The endemic subspecies, Alpine brown soldier bug, Cermatulus nasalis hudsoni is one of three subspecies in New Zealand. It is only found i...
Native shield-bug egg parasitoid - Trissolcus oenone
Added: 22 Jan 2018  Updated: 08 Aug 2018
The Native shield-bug egg parasitoid is found in Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, this native species parasitises the eggs of native and Australian shield bugs in the family Pentatomidae (Hemiptera). It is foun...
Brown shield bug - Dictyotus caenosus
Added: 06 Oct 2016  Updated: 12 Nov 2018
This adventive shield bug comes from Australia. It is present in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It is also present in New Caledonia. The Brown shield bug feeds on developing seeds of plants such as plantain ...
Cabbage tree moth - Epiphryne verriculata
Added: 14 Sep 2012  Updated: 12 Nov 2018
This endemic moth is found throughout New Zealand where its host plants, Cordyline species (cabbage trees), are found. It is present in cities and native ecosystems. Conservation status: Widespread, not threatened.
Green vegetable bug egg parasitoid - Trissolcus basalis
Added: 18 Jan 2018  Updated: 08 Aug 2018
The adventive egg parasitoid of Green vegetable bug Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) was released into New Zealand in 1949 to help control the pest of crops such as beans and sweet corn. The population of the Gr...
Alpine shield bug - Hypsithocus hudsonae
Added: 21 Mar 2018  Updated: 14 Nov 2018
The Alpine shield bug is endemic to New Zealand's South Island where it is found in the alpine areas of central and western Otago. It is the only New Zealand shield bug that cannot fly. Its abundance and annual cycle in ...
Kawakawa looper - Cleora scriptaria
Added: 21 Jan 2016  Updated: 30 Apr 2018
This endemic moth is found throughout New Zealand. The green or brown caterpillars feed on young leaves of its favoured host plant, kawakawa, Piper excelsum (Piperaceae) and other native trees and shrubs in native ecosys...
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