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Mealybug ladybird - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Added: 19 Oct 2016  Updated: 29 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird was deliberately imported from Australia and released into New Zealand several times from 1897 to 1924 to control mealybugs. It is mainly found in Auckland and Northland as it does not persist in ...
Loew's ladybird - Scymnus loewii
Added: 04 Apr 2019  Updated: 08 Apr 2019
This adventive ladybird comes from North and Central America and was first found in New Zealand in 1941 in Auckland. This small two toned ladybird present in the North Island of New Zealand. Conservation status: This lad...
Golden mealybug - Nipaecoccus aurilanatus
Added: 14 Mar 2018  Updated: 16 Apr 2018
This distinctive adventive mealybug comes from Australia. It has also been found in California, USA. It lives on trees in two genera of the family Araucariaceae, Agathis and Araucaria, but it has not been found on New Ze...
Dusky lady beetle - Nephus binaevatus
Added: 23 Aug 2017  Updated: 31 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird was first found in New Zealand in Mount Albert, Auckland in sometime after 2000. It has since been found in Avondale. In Mount Albert it is associated with mealybugs on flax, Phormium plants. It o...
Kahikatea mealybug - Paraferrisia podocarpi
Added: 12 Feb 2018  Updated: 05 Mar 2018
The endemic Kahikatea mealybug was named in 1938 from females found on White pine/Kahikatea, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides and was later found on Rimu, Dacrydium cupressinum, both plant species are in Podocarpaceae. It is fou...
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 ...
Long egg-sac mealybug - Paracoccus glaucus
Added: 07 May 2018  Updated: 30 Sep 2019
The endemic Long egg-sac mealybug lives on ferns and leaves of trees and shrubs in the North & South Islands. As its name suggests it has distinctive long egg sacs. Conservation status: This native mealybug is not endang...
Forestier's ladybird - Rhyzobius forestieri
Added: 16 Nov 2016  Updated: 31 Oct 2018
This adventive ladybird from Australia is found in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It was released into New Zealand in 1889 to help control scale insects. It has been released in many other countries for the ...
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...
Karo felted scale - Eriococcus pallidus
Added: 31 Jan 2018  Updated: 14 Feb 2018
This endemic scale insect lives on leaves and stems of many trees and shrubs. It is mainly found on indigenous (native) plants in native habitats and in parks. It is present in the North and South Islands. Conservation s...
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...
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