Kōrero: Insects – overview

Eleven-spotted ladybird

Eleven-spotted ladybird

The eleven-spotted ladybird was introduced to New Zealand in 1874 to control aphids. An adult or larval ladybird can consume up to 50 aphids a day.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Introduced species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10082/eleven-spotted-ladybird (accessed 16 August 2022)

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