Woolly Aphids

Woolly Aphids

White cotton wool like fluffy 'growth' found on the bark and branches of certain trees and shrubs.

Garden Beetles

Garden Beetles

There are many beetles in the garden, some will wander into homes and are regarded as a minor pest. How to stop ...

Shield Bugs

Shield Bugs

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

Juniper Scale

Juniper Scale

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

Psyllids

Psyllids

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

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetle

Blister beetles are are beetles of the family Meloidae, and false blister beetles are lax beetles (pictured). Bo...

Black Spot

Black Spot

Black spot is a common fungal disease causing dark brown to black leaf spots on the upper surfaces.

Harlequin Ladybirds

Harlequin Ladybirds

Ladybirds are normally regarded as beneficial insects. However, the introduced harlequin ladybird is regarded as...

Spider Webs

Spider Webs

Spider webs can be unsightly and collect dust and dirt both inside and outside the home.

Spider Mites

Spider Mites

Spider mites are very tiny, usually red, bugs that damage leaves causing yellow speckles.

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

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

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common disease infecting a wide range of plants, covering leaves with a dense, greyish powde...

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 ...

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...

Downy Mildew

Downy Mildew

Downy mildew typically appears as greyish white downy patches on the undersides of leaves and dark patches on up...

Scale Insects

Scale Insects

Scale are tiny sap sucking insects with protective coverings that can be found attached to plant leaves and stem...

Buddleia Leaf Weevil

Buddleia Leaf Weevil

Buddleia leaf weevil was released in New Zealand to help control the wild spread of Buddleia davidii. The larvae...

Leaf Spot

Leaf Spot

Leaf spot diseases are common on vegetables, bedding plants, fruit trees and ornamentals.

Weevils

Weevils

Weevils are a group of beetles that are distinguished by long snouts and legless larvae. The adults and larvae c...

Thrips

Thrips

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

Cabbage Tree Moth

Cabbage Tree Moth

Caterpillars of the cabbage tree moth eat holes and notches in cabbage tree leaves and the leaves of other Cordy...

Septoria

Septoria

Septoria are fungi that cause many leaf spot diseases of garden plants.

Sooty Mould

Sooty Mould

Sooty mould is a fungal disease often associated with sap sucking insects. It grows on the sweet honeydew that s...

Spittle Bug

Spittle Bug

Spittle bug larvae, like aphids, suck the sap of many garden plants. They protect themselves from dehydration an...

Leaf Miner

Leaf Miner

Leaf miners are tiny larvae of flies or moths that live and feed in the interior of the leaves of many plants ca...

Bronze, Brown, Black Beetles

Bronze, Brown, Black Beetles

Bronze, brown and black beetles include the adult grass grub (brown beetle), New Zealand's major lawn and pastur...

Needle Blight

Needle Blight

Needle blight is a disease that usually affects pine trees, killing off the tip of the needles and branch tips.

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...

Grass Grub

Grass Grub

Grass grub is found throughout New Zealand and is considered New Zealand's major lawn pest. It attacks the roots...

Shot Hole

Shot Hole

Shot hole is a symptom of fungal or bacterial disease of stone fruit and other plants causing small spots and ho...

Sawflies

Sawflies

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

Rust

Rust

Rust is a general term for a large family of fungi that cause discoloured and distorted leaves.

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.

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust (also known as guava rust and eucalyptus rust) is a rust disease that has recently been found in New...