Story: Insects – overview

Spraying insecticide

Spraying insecticide

In 1996 Auckland’s eastern suburbs were sprayed to rid the area of white-spotted tussock moths before they spread. The caterpillar of this Asian moth is a pest of forest and horticulture trees, causing severe defoliation.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Introduced species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007