The Entomological Society of New Zealand was formed in 1951 to provide a common meeting ground for everyone interested in entomology in New Zealand. The Society aims to stimulate interest, encourage amateurs, and promote the profession of entomology by organising meetings, publishing information, awarding research and travel grants, and other activities.

The Entomological Society of New Zealand welcomes and respects the diversity of its members. Anyone with a professional or amateur interest in New Zealand insects and related groups is warmly invited to join and contribute to the society.

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Plant Health Student Network

The newly set up Plant Health Student Network hopes to connect with entomologists in Australia and New Zealand working or contributing to the spaces of plant biosecurity and plant health. …

Common bag moth

The common bag moth, Liothula omnivora, is endemic and can be found across Aotearoa New Zealand. It is known also as whare atua (‘house of the spirit’), kopi (‘shut’), or …

North Island Lichen Moth

The North Island lichen moth, Declana atronivea, is an endemic geometrid. As its name suggests, it is found in the North Island of Aotearoa, where it is distributed from Whangarei …

Light trapping at home

Catching moths is a very easy and fun thing to do. I got the idea from a work trip my mum took me to, they had a big sheet and …