Paropsine beetle Wellington, New Zealand

Recent Work

SPS Biosecurity provided advice and delimitation surveys for the Ministry for Primary Industries after the Australian eucalyptus pest Paropsisterna beata was found in Upper Hutt near Wellington. The adult beetles and larvae feed on the foliage of eucalyptus. An eradication programme was initiated by MPI and consequently the pest has now been eradicated.

Key clients and partners Ministry for Primary Industries, Downer Ltd, Hammond Resource Management.