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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...
Basket-cocoon parasitoid - Meteorus pulchricornis
Added: 15 Feb 2017  Updated: 14 Nov 2018
This adventive wasp was first identified in New Zealand by Dr J Berry in 1996. This parasitoid of caterpillars had probably been in New Zealand for at least a year. It is found throughout western Europe, North Africa, Ch...
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