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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Pittosporum psyllid - Trioza vitreoradiata
Added: 14 Sep 2012  Updated: 03 Oct 2019
This endemic psyllid lives in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It lives on its host plants, Pittosporum species, in city gardens and parks as well as native ecosystems. It has been accidentally transferred to ...
Yellow shouldered ladybird - Apolinus lividigaster
Added: 28 Sep 2016  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This distinctive adventive ladybird is from Australia and was first found in Auckland in 1961. There are two subspecies, Apolinus lividigaster wallacii (Crotch) and Apolinus lividigaster lividigaster (Mulsant). Only the ...
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...
Long-tailed mealybug - Pseudococcus longispinus
Added: 10 Jan 2019  Updated: 11 Feb 2019
The adventive Long-tailed mealybug has been in New Zealand for over 100 years. It lives on a wide variety of cultivated, naturalised and native plants. It is a pest on outdoor plants and those grown in greenhouses. Conse...
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