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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...
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...
Two-spotted ladybird - Adalia bipunctata
Added: 07 Sep 2016  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
The two-spotted ladybird is an adventive species from Europe. It was first found in New Zealand in Christchurch during March 1936. It is now found throughout New Zealand though it is uncommon in Auckland. It is found in ...
Steelblue ladybird - Halmus chalybeus
Added: 10 Dec 2012  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird from Australia was first released in New Zealand in 1899. It is now the most common ladybird in Auckland, widespread in the North Island and present in the North of the South Island. It is found o...
Large spotted ladybird - Harmonia conformis
Added: 22 Sep 2016  Updated: 24 Oct 2019
This distinctive adventive ladybird is from Australia and was first released into New Zealand in 1896. It is found in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, Waikato and Whanganui in the North Island. It is found...
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