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Eleven-spotted ladybird - Coccinella undecimpunctata
Added: 11 Oct 2012  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird comes from the northern hemisphere. It is present in Europe, Asia and North America. It is now widespread in New Zealand, where it occurs in grasslands, vegetable crops, field crops, cereals, and ...
Small hoverfly - Melanostoma fasciatum
Added: 14 Sep 2012  Updated: 12 Sep 2016
This endemic hoverfly is present throughout New Zealand, where it occurs in grassland, vegetable crops, field crops, cereals, gardens and other habitats with low growing vegetation. The adults feed in flowers while the l...
Harlequin ladybird - Harmonia axyridis
Added: 07 Nov 2016  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird of variable appearance was first found in 2016 in Auckland. Its native range is Central and Eastern Asia, but it was deliberately released into USA, Europe, South America and Middle East and has s...
Oleander aphid - Aphis nerii
Added: 20 Dec 2017  Updated: 08 Jan 2018
This adventive aphid is found in many countries especially in tropical and subtropical regions including many Pacific islands. It is believed to have spread from the Mediterranean region where it lived on Oleander, Neriu...
Giant willow aphid - Tuberolachnus salignus
Added: 23 Feb 2017  Updated: 21 Oct 2019
This cosmopolitan adventive aphid was first found in Auckland in December 2013. It has since spread to its primary host plants, willow trees (Salix species (Salicaceae)), in other parts of the country. Its feeding produc...
Tasmanian lacewing - Micromus tasmaniae
Added: 14 Sep 2012  Updated: 10 Aug 2017
This adventive lacewing comes from Australia and is now widespread in New Zealand. It occurs in grassland, vegetable crops, field crops, cereals and other habitats with low-growing vegetation where the adults and larvae ...
Tomato potato psyllid - Bactericera cockerelli
Added: 08 Dec 2016  Updated: 06 Sep 2018
This adventive psyllid comes from Central and North America where it breeds primarily on potatoes, tomatoes and other plants in the potato family, Solanaceace. It also breeds on kumara, which is in the bindweed family, C...
Cottony cushion scale - Icerya purchasi
Added: 28 Mar 2018  Updated: 14 Nov 2018
This adventive scale insect from Australia was first found in New Zealand in 1877 after which it became a serious pest on trees and shrubs, including citrus orchards, until controlled by the Australian cardinal ladybird,...
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