Juniper Scale

Juniper Scale

Juniper scale are sap sucking insect that attack a wide range of conifers.

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths and can cause severe damage to plants.

White Butterfly

White Butterfly

White butterfly caterpillars are pests of cabbages, cauliflowers, sprouts and other brassicas and plants in the ...

Aphids Greenfly

Aphids Greenfly

Aphids or greenfly are small, sap sucking insects that are commonly found on buds and new leaves and stems of ro...

Whitefly

Whitefly

Whitefly are tiny pale flying insects you may find on a range of plants in the home and garden. They can be one ...

Springtails

Springtails

Springtails are tiny insects found in the soil. They can cause damage to garden plant seedlings including brassi...

Pear Slugs

Pear Slugs

Pear and cherry slugs are not really slugs, they are slimy larvae of the sawfly. They eat and damage the leaves ...

Earwigs

Earwigs

Earwigs soil dwelling insects and rarely do much damage in the garden. However, they can be a nuisance in large ...

Psyllids

Psyllids

Psyllids cause a variety of symptoms such as tiny lumps on leaves, distorted shoots and sooty mould. They are al...

Codling Moth

Codling Moth

Codling moth caterpillar larvae damage fruit such as apples, pears, stone fruit and walnuts.

Mealybugs

Mealybugs

Mealybugs are tiny slow-moving insects, covered with a pale 'mealy' powder like coating, that suck sap from plan...

Root Aphids and Mealybugs

Root Aphids and Mealybugs

Root aphids and mealybugs damage to roots of plants by sucking the sap in the roots often causing wilting and di...

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats, also know as fungus flies and Sciarid flies, are tiny insects whose larvae feed in damp soil rich ...

Thrips

Thrips

Thrips are tiny, long slim insects that cause leaf twisting and silvering leaves and marking of flowers.

Carrot Rust Fly

Carrot Rust Fly

The larvae of carrot rust fly eat and damage the roots of carrots, parsnips, turnip, parsley and celery.

Armyworm

Armyworm

Armyworm or cutworm are the caterpillars of a moth. These caterpillars eat through the stems of seedlings and la...

Vine Hopper

Vine Hopper

Vine hoppers and other leaf hoppers are sap sucking insects that will feed on a variety of plants, not just vine...

Psyllid Yellows and Zebra Chip

Psyllid Yellows and Zebra Chip

Psyllid yellows and zebra chip is a bacterial disease of tomatoes, capsicums, tamarillos and potatoes. It is spr...

Wireworm

Wireworm

Wireworm are soil dwelling insect larvae that damage roots of grasses and tubers of vegetables and other plants.

Sawflies

Sawflies

Sawflies are members of the Hymenoptera along with ants, bees and wasps. Sawfly larvae feed on plants and can do...

Bag Moth

Bag Moth

The caterpillars of this moth live in silk bags that hang from trees and shrubs that they eat. They disguise the...

Hadda Beetle

Hadda Beetle

The Hadda beetle was first found in Auckland in 2010. It has spread to become a pest of gardens feeding on plant...

Leaf Hopper

Leaf Hopper

Leaf hoppers are plant eating insects that can damage plants and transmit disease from plant to plant.

Shield Bugs

Shield Bugs

Shield bugs, also known as stink bugs and green vegetable bugs, are common in gardens where they invade plants a...