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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...
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...
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...
Hadda beetle - Epilachna vigintioctopunctata
Added: 01 Sep 2016  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This adventive plant eating ladybird is from South East Asia. It has spread to Australia and South America. In January 2010, I found a hadda beetle in an Auckland Park overlooking the port. A specimen had been collected ...
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