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Common Insects
of New Zealand

Brian Parkinson

A WALK through your garden will never be the same again when you're equipped with this compact, fully-illustrated guide to the insects commonly spotted in New Zealand.

Fifty five insects are featured and each one is identified with clear photos and intriguing facts. Did you know that our locusts, for example, are loners? Unlike overseas, they never swarm. Or that early Maori made bread from Manuka beetles?

The only worrying aspect is how beautiful some of the traditional garden nasties look up close - there's one photo of a white cabbage butterfly perched on an orange flower that makes it look almost pretty!

Weekend Gardener, Issue 91, January 31-February 13, 2002, Page 30

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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