Kōrero: 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10080/spraying-insecticide (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007