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New Zealand Entomological Society

The New Zealand Entomological Society is an organization for people who are interested in insects and other invertebrates. Its members include amateur and professional entomologists.

The Society organizes an annual conference and publishes a scientific journal and a bulletin, The Weta, with items more suitable for amateurs.

There is an Auckland Branch of the Society who meet in the evening once a month. In the summer we also meet once a month for a field trip when we look for insects.

The Auckland Branch has produced guidelines for encouraging insects in your garden.

We are also developing signs about insects and other invertebrates for parks and reserves. The first 4 are cabbage tree moth. puriri moth, pohutukawa leaf miner and Coprosma white erineum mite. They show the damage done to the plant and life stages of the insect or mite. The signs are available from here at Metal Images.

Here are some fact sheets on interesting insects.

Our website is

The New Zealand Entomological Society is proud to provide the  

Clare Butcher award for the best project on Natural History!

Project ideas

If you would like a little more information or help with getting your project started you can contact:

Nicholas Martin, Secretary, Auckland Branch of the Entomological Society,