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Insects, Ants, Beetles, Bugs, Cicadas, Cockroaches, Centipedes, Crickets, Grasshoppers,Lacewings, Ladybirds, Millipedes, Scale, Shield bugs, Stick insects, Wetas, Weevils, Etc.



Ants


Ant Information


Ant (Argentine ant) Linepithema humile


Ant (Big-headed ant) Pheidole megacephala.


Ant (Black native) Amblyopone spp 


Ant (Nylanderia spp) 


Ant (Southern ant) Monomorium antarcticum


Ant (White footed) Technomyrmex jocosus 
     



Aphids



Aphids (Family: Aphididae)    


Aphid (Willow carrot) Cavariella aegopodii


Aphid (Giant willow aphid) Tuberolachnus salignus





Bark lice (Psocids)




Beetles



Beetle Information


Beetle (Alexander beetle) Megadromus antarcticus


Beetle (Artystona spp) 


Beetle (Bamboo longhorn beetle) Chlorophorus annularis



Beetle (Bubbled Ground beetle) Megadromus bullatus


Beetle (Black lawn beetle) Heteronychus arator 


Beetle (Bronze) Eucolaspis brunnea


Beetle (Carpet beetle) Anthrenocerus australis


Beetle (Carpet beetle} Anthrenus verbasci


Beetle (Click beetle) Family: Elateridae


Beetle (Click) Conoderus exsul 


Beetle (Click) Metablax acutipennis


Beetle (Chafer) Grass (Costelytra zealandica


Beetle (Chafer) (Manuka  (Pyronota festiva)  


Beetle (Chafer) Mumu (Stethaspis longicornis)


Beetle (Chafer) Scarab (Odontria sp)


Beetle (Chafer) Tanguru (Stethaspis suturalis


Beetle (Cosmopolitian) Laemostenus complanatus) 


Beetle (Darkling) Amarygmus spp


Beetle (Darkling) Mimopeus species 


Beetle (Darkling larva) Mimopeus sp. probably M. opaculus


Beetle (Dented) Uloma tenebrionoides


Beetle (Desjardin) Cryptamorpha desjardinsi 


Beetle (Dried fruit) Carpophilus hemipterus  


Beetle (Earl's Stag) Dendroblax earlii


Beetle (Eucalyptus tortoise) Paropsis charybdis


Beetle (Flat Bark) Brontopriscus pleuralis


Beetle (Fungi)  Zearagytodes maculifer


Beetle (Hide beetle) Dermestes maculatus


Beetle (Humpbacked dung) Onthophagus binodis



Beetle (Giraffe) Lasiorhynchus barbicornis


Beetle (Ground) Holcaspis oedicnema


Beetle (Ground) Holcaspis spp)


Beetle (Ground) Mecodema crenicolle


Beetle (Ground) Mecodema ducale


Beetle (Ground) Megadromus capito


Beetle (Ground)  Megadromus vigil


Beetle (Ground) Stinking ground) Plocamostethus planiusculus


Beetle (Ham) Necrobia ruficollis   


Beetle (Heteronychus) unidentified


Beetle (Huhu) Prionoplus reticularis  


Beetle (Jewel) Genus: Pyronota


Beetle (Lax) Spotted (Parisopalpus nigronotatus)


Beetle (Lax) Striped (Thelyphassa lineata)


Beetle (Lax) Unidentified (Family: Oedemeridae)


Beetle (Leaf) Family: Chrysomelidae


Beetle (Lemon tree borer) Oemona hirta


Beetle (Lesser mealworm) Alphitobius diaperinus


Beetle (Longhorn) Unknown


Beetle (Longhorn Eucalyptus borer) Phoracantha semipunctata


Beetle (Longhorn) Genus: Xylotoles 


Beetle (Longhorn) Calliprason pallidus


Beetle (Longhorn Asian) Anoplophora glabripennis


Beetle (Longhorn Bamboo) Chlorophorus annularis


Beetle (Longhorn, Burnt Pine) Arhopalus ferus 


Beetle (Longhorned Citrus) Anoplophora chinensis


Beetle (Longhorn, Kanuka) Ochrocydus huttoni


Beetle (Longhorn) Polyacanthia flavipes 


Beetle (Longhorn flower) Zorion guttigerum  


Beetle (Longhorn Squeaking) Hexatricha pulverulenta 


Beetle (Longhorn Speckled) Xuthodes punctipennis


Beetle (Longhorn Spiny) Blosyropus spinosus 


Beetle (Longhorn Variegated) Coptomma variegatum  


Beetle (Longhorn beetle) Genus: Xylotoles 


Beetle (Longhorn) Xylotoles griseus

Beetle (New Zealand giraffe) Lasiorhynchus barbicornis



Beetle (Mexican dung) Copris incertus



Beetle (Pintail) Hoshihananomia antarctica


Beetle (Pilipalpinae subfamily)


Beetle (Platynus macropterus)  


Beetle (Puffball) Genus: Caenocara


Beetle (Red Flour) Tribolium castaneum


Beetle (Red-legged ham) Necrobia rufipes


Beetle (Red-winged Lycid) Porrostoma rufipenne


Beetle (Rove) Genus: Anotylus


Beetle (Rove) Subfamily:  Omaliinae 


Beetle (Sap) Carpophilus spp


Beetle (Sap feeding) Genus: Carpophilus 


Beetle (Sand scarab) Pericoptus truncates


Beetle (Sandy beach) Actizeta albata



Beetle (Stag) Geodorcus helmsi 


Beetle (Stag) Mitophyllus arcuatus



Beetle (Stag) Mitophyllus irroratus



Beetle (Stag) Paralissotes reticulates


Beetle (Thistle tortoise) Cassida rubiginosa 


Beetle (Tiger) Genus: Neocicindela 


Beetle (Tiger) Neocicindela garnerae  


Beetle (Tiger) Neocicindela tuberculata      


Beetle (Tiger longicorn) Aridaeus thoracicus 


Beetle (Two-tone Nectar Scarab) Phyllotocus macleayi


Beetle (Tradescantia) Genus: Neolema


Beetle (Tradescantia leaf) Neolema ogloblini 



Beetle (Water scavenger) Dactylosternum,abdominale




Bristletails (Order: Archaeognatha)




Bug (Superfamily: Psylloidea)


Bug (Assassin Thread legged) Sub family: Emesinae


Bug.(Assassin) Stenolemus fraterculus  


Bug (Australian crop mirid) Sidnia kinbergi  


Bug (Bed bug) Cimex lectularius


Bug (Meadow Spittlebug) Philaenus species


Bug (Mealybug) Pseudococcidae) 


Bug (Potato Mirid).Closterotomus norvegicus


Bug (Plant bug) Family: Miridae 


Bug (Plant bug) Wekamiris auropilosus 


Bug (Seed bug) Nysius species  


Bug (Seed bug) Dieuches notatus


Bug (Shield) Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys)


Bug (Shield) Brown shield bug (Dictyotus caenosus)


Bug (Shield) Brown Soldier bug (Cermatulus nasalis)


Bug (Sheild) Green vegetable (Nezara viridula)   


Bug (Shield) Forest shield bug (Oncacontias vittatus)


Bug (Shield) Green Potato Bug (Cuspicona simplex)


Bug (Shield) New Zealand Vegetable Bug (Glaucias amyoti)


Bug (Sheild) Pittosporum shield bug (Monteithiella humeralis)


Bug (Shield) Schellenberg's soldier bug (Oechalia schellenbergii)


Bug (Yellow Spotted Stink Bug) Erthesina fullo


Bug (Stinkbug) Family: Pentatomidae  


Bug (Swan plant bug Arocatus rusticus)


                  Male                                                     Female
Bug (Two-spotted Grass Bug)  Stenotus binotatus


Bug (Wheat) Nysius huttoni 



Centipedes


Centipede (Giant) Cormocephalus rubriceps


Centipede (Genus: Cryptops)


Centipede (House) Genus: Scutigera


Centipede (Soil) Geophilus spp


Centipede (Stone) Lithobius peregrinus


Centipedes (Stone 1) Lithobius spp


Centipedes (Stone 2)  Lithobius spp


Centipede (Stone 3) Lithobius spp


Centipedes (Stone 4) Lithobius spp  


Centipede (Stone 5) Lithobius spp.




Cicada (Alpine cicada) Genus:Maoricicada


Cicada (Blood Redtail Cicada) Rhodopsalta cruentata


Cicada (Chirping cicada) Amphipsalta strepitans


Cicada (Chorus cicada) Amphipsalta zealandica


Cicada (Clay bank cicada) Notopsalta sericea


Cicada (Clapping cicada) Amphipsalta cingulata  


Cicada (Kikihia balena)


Cicada (Clock cicada) Kikihia horologium 


Cicada (Kikihia scutellaris)



Cicada (Sub alpine green cicada) Kikihia subalpine


Cicada (Sand Dune Redtail Cicada) Rhodopsalta leptomera



Cicada nymph shedding its skin



Cockroaches 


Cockroach (American) Periplaneta americana


Cockroach (Large black kekerengu) Maoriblatta novaeseelandiae


Cockroach (German) Blattella germanica 


Cockroach (Gisborne) Drymaplaneta semivitta 


Cockroach (Golden) Drymaplaneta heydeniana


Cochroach (Native Bush} Celatoblatta spp  


Cockroach (NZ Native) Parellipsidion conjunctum


Cockroach (Native Winged) Parellipsidion latipenne




Cricket information


Cricket (Australian scaly cricket) Ornebius aperta


Cricket (Black Field) Tetogryllus commodus 


Cricket (Grillos de los árboles) Subfamily: Trigonidiinae


Cricket (Small Field)  Bobilla species




Earwig (Seashore) Anisolabis littorea


Earwig (Native) Nesogaster halli


Earwig (European) Forficula auricularia 




Galls (Cecidia) 




Grasshoppers (Conehead) Genus: Conocephalus 


Grasshopper (North Island alpine grasshopper) Sigaus piliferus


Grasshopper (Small Meadow ) Conocephalus bilineatus


Grasshopper (Long horned) Conocephalus upoluensis


Grasshopper (Field,(long antennae) Conocephalus spp.


Grasshopper (New Zealand) Phaulacridium marginale 




Hoppers (Blue Planthopper) Siphanta acuta


Hoppers (Green Planthopper) Siphanta acuta


Hoppers (Land) Terrestrial amphipods


Hoppers (Longheaded Bracken Hopper) Thanatodictya tillyardi 


Hopper (Passionvine) Scolypopa australis
  


Hopper (Sage hopper) Eupteryx melissae


Hopper (Tri-horned treehopper) Acanthuchus trispinifer

    
Katydid


Katydid (Green) Caedicia simplex
  


Katidid (Olive-green Coastal) Austrosalomona falcata


Katydid (Pink) Caedicia simplex


Lacewings 


Lacewing (Brown) Genus: Micromus.


Lacewings larvae (Brown) Family: Hemerobiidae


Lacewing (Brown) Wesmaelius subnebulosus


Lacewings (Order: Neuroptera)    


Lacewing (Green lacewing) Cryptoscenea australiensis 


Lacewing (Dustywings) Cryptoscenea australiensis


Lacewing (Tasmanian lacewing) Micromus tasmania




Ladybird (Black with two spots) Serangium maculigerum


Ladybird (Fungus Eating) Illeis galbula


Ladybird (Elevenspotted) Coccinella undecimpunctata  


Ladybird (Flax)  Hoangus venustus


Ladybird (Hadda Beetle, 28 spots) Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata


Ladybird (Harlequin ) Harmonia axyridis


Ladybird (Large spotted) Harmonia conformis   


Ladybird (Mealybug) Cryptolaemus montrouzieri   


Ladybird (Southern) Cleobora mellyi


Ladybird (Steelblue) Halmus chalybeus 


Ladybird (Two spotted) Adalia bipunctata (two forms)


Ladybird (Variable) Coelophora inaequalis  


Ladybird (Yellow-shouldered) Apolinus lividigaster


Leaf miners 




Lice (Head) Pediculus humanus capitis



Locust


Locust (Migratory) Locusta migratorial)

Millipedes


Millipede Information


Millipedes (Family: Blaniulidae)


Millepedes (Genus: Eumastigonus)


Millipede (Genus: Procyliosoma) Pill millipede


Millipede (Genus: Schedotrigona)


Millipede (Genus: Siphonophora)





Praying Mantis (African) Miomantis caffra


Praying mantis (New Zealand) Orthodera novaezealandiae



Psyllids (Jumping Plant Lice)


Psyllids (Tomato/Potato psyllid) Bactericera cockerelli  


Psyllid (Pittosporum) Trioza vitreoradiata 


Psyllid (Pseudopanax) Trioza panacis 




Scale (Cottony cushion scale) Icerya purchasi


Scale (Chinese wax) Ceroplastes sinensis


Scale (Hemispherical scale) Saissetia coffeae



Scale (Peppercorn) Epelidochiton piperis 




Springtail (Giant) Holacanthella paucispinosa)


Springtail (Globular springtail) Order Symphypleona


Springtail (Order Poduromorpha)



Stick Insects (Phasmid species)


Stick Insect (Brown form) Clitarchus hookeri)

Stick Insect (Green form) Clitarchus hookeri 


Stick Insect (Giant) Argosarchus horridus


        Green form                                       Brown form
Stick Insect (Ridgebacked)Tectarchus ovobessus


Stick Insect (Spiny) Micrarchus hystriculeus


Stick insect (Unidentified)






Termites (Epifamily Termitoidae)




Tick (Cattle) Haemaphysalis longicornis




Weevil (Black spined) Scolopterus penicillatus    


Weevil (Broad-nosed) Entiminae subfamily  


Weevil (Buddleja) Cleopus japonicus


Weevil (Catoptes binodis)


Weevil (Clover Root Weevil ) Sitona lepidus


Weevil (Elephant) Rhynchodes ursus    


Weevil (Fuller's rose weevil) Naupactus godmanni


Weevil (Fungus) Family: Anthribidae


Weevil (Fungus)  Sharpius brouni


Weevil (Grain) Sitophilus granarius 


Weevil (Horsetail weevilGrypus equiseti


Weevil (Garden) Phlyctinus_callosus


Weevil (Longnosed kauri weevil) Mitrastethus baridioides


Weevil (Pea weevil) Bruchus pisorum


Weevil (Rice) Sitophilus oryzae



Weevil (White-fringed) Naupactus leucoloma




Wetas (Genus: Hemideina) 7 species


Weta (Tree) Genus: Hemideina


Weta (Auckland) Hemideina thoracica 


Weta (Mountain stone) Hemideina maori 


Weta (Wellington) Hemideina crassidens 

Wetas (Cave & Bush)


Weta (Auckland Cave) Gymnoplectron acanthocera 


Weta (Bush) Genus: Macropathini species 1


Weta (Bush) Genus: Macropathini species 2


Weta (Cave) Nelson (Family: Rhaphidophoridae)   


Weta (Cave) Genus: Neonetus


Weta (Cave) Goldmine (Gymnoplectron uncata)  


Weta (Cave) Talitropsis sediloti 


Weta (Cave) Wellington (Pachyrhamma edwardsii)

Wetas (Giant)


Weta (Giant) Cook Strait (Deinacrida rugosa) 


Weta (Giant) Little Barrier Island (Deinacrida heteracantha


Weta (Giant) Mahoenui (Deinacrida mahoenui) 


Weta (Giant) Poor Knights (Deinacrida fallai)

Weta (Ground)


Weta (Ground) Genus: Hemiandrus  


Weta (Ground) Hemiandrus pallitarsis


Weta (Mercury Islands tusked wētā) Motuweta isolate   

Weta (Winged) Genus: Pterapotrechus



Woodlice (Order Isopoda) Slaters  


Woodlice (Pillbugs) Genus: Armadillidium


Woodlice (Pink) Porcellio spp


Woodlice (Blue) Porcellio scaber


Woodlice (Orange) Porcellio scaber

Bibliography

"Insects of New Zealand" by Brian Parkinson
"Which New Zealand Insect?".Andrew Crowe
"Insects and Spiders" by John Early.
"Spiders of New Zealand" by Ray and Lyn Forster
”New Zealand Insect Pests”D.N. Ferro
”New Zealand Pest and Beneficial Insects” R.R.Scott
"Common insects in New Zealand"  David Millar
"New Zealnd Insects and their Story"  Richard Sharell
"A catalogue of New Zealand Insects and their Host Plants" D.M.Spiller & K.A.Wise
"New Zealnd Pest and Beneficial Insects"  Lincoln University

also the following web sites
http://www.nzffa.org.nz/
http://www.trc.govt.nz/assets/Publications/guidelines-procedures-and-publications/Fresh-water-2/Photographic-Guide-sm.pdf
http://www.nzfishing.com/
http://naturewatch.org.nz

http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/
http://plant-protection.massey.ac.nz
http://www.teara.govt.nz
http://www.doc.govt.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology
http://tpo.tepapa.govt.nz
http://www.nhc.net.nz/
http://soilbugs.massey.ac.nz
http://www.insectstore.com
http://www.earthlife.net
http://bugguide.net
http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/cc.php
http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/science/zoology/insects/hemiptera/cicadas.htm 
www.downgardenservices.org.uk

 


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