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              Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea)
               

              Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea) (Paperback)

              By Gibbs, George W.; Kristensen, Niels P.

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              From their superficial appearance, no one could possibly say that moths in the family Mnesarchaeidae deserve any special attention. They look like ordinary little brown moths and are found well away from the public gaze. Yet they rank as one of Aotearoa's natural treasures despit...e not even having a common name. This is due to their endemicity-being entirely restricted to New Zealand, without any close relatives overseas. Apart from a batfly, a marine caddisfly family, and four rather obscure little insect families, New Zealand insects at family level are found throughout the world. Endemicity is not a visual character so the appearance of these moths is deceptive. Despite their 'ordinary' appearance, the species described here are on a par with the more familiar examples of endemic families such as our native frogs (Leiopelmatidae), kiwi (Apterygidae), kokako (Callaeatidae), rifleman (Acanthisittidae) and short-tailed bat (Mystacinidae). As a result of this study, this moth family now contains two genera-Mnesarchaea and Mnesarchella. By 1930 seven species were known, thanks largely to the efforts of Alfred Philpott, who worked at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. This situation persisted until the present revision was undertaken, one outcome of which has been the discovery of a cluster of seven cryptic species-i.e. species which all look deceptively similar. Now it is clear that we have at least 14 species, seven of which are described here for the first time. Unfortunately, accurate identification remains a job for the experts. 'Mnesarchaeids' nearest living relatives are the large Hepialidae or 'ghost moths' which include the porina and puriri moths. These two families comprise the second rung of tongued-moth evolution in the family tree of moths and butterflies-nearly as primitive as you can be if you are a moth with a tongue! The only moths below them on the tree are eriocraniids in the northern hemisphere and the jaw-moths, which have to chew their foo
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              ISBN 9780947525606
              Published NZ 28 May 2019
              Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
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              Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera): Catalogue
                

              Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera): Catalogue (Paperback)

              By Fletcher, Murray J.; Lariviere, Marie-Claude; Larochelle, Andre; Illustrated by Rhode, Birgit E.

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              This is a biosystematics catalogue for the Auchenorrhyncha, generally regarded as a suborder of the Hemiptera. They include planthoppers, cicadas, froghoppers, spittlebugs, treehoppers, and leafhoppers.

              ISBN 9780478347203
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher Manaaki Whenua Press
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              Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida)
               

              Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida) (Paperback)

              By Zhang, Zhi-Qiang; Xu, Yun

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              Longidoridae and Trichodoridae are the only two families of nematodes proven to be polyphagous root-ectoparasites which can transmit plant viruses. Members of the family Longidoridae commonly include needle and dagger nematodes based on their odontostyle shape-like a needle in th...e subfamily Longidorinae and a dagger in the subfamily Xiphinematinae. The family Trichodoridae is commonly referred to as "stubby-root" nematodes because feeding by these nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" root system. The viruses associated with Longidoridae and Trichodoridae belong to different virus taxa: longidorids vector nepoviruses and trichodorids vector tobraviruses. To date, over 480 species have been described worldwide belonging to six genera, and two subfamilies, in the family Longidoridae and 109 species in six genera in the family Trichodoridae. Of these, 17 species have been reported in New Zealand. Unfortunately, only 12 of the 17 New Zealand species were available for the present study. Therefore, this monograph provides full descriptions and distributions of the 12 species, including seven species from two genera in Longidoridae and five species from three genera in Trichodoridae.
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              ISBN 9780947525651
              Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
              Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
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              Fauna of New Zealand Number 13: Encyrtidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera)
               

              Fauna of New Zealand Number 13: Encyrtidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) (Paperback)

              By Noyes, J. S.

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              ISBN 9780477025171
              Published NZ 31 Dec 1988
              Publisher Manaaki Whenua Press
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              Fauna of New Zealand Number 4: Eriophyoidea except Eriophyinae (Arachnida: Acari)
               

              Fauna of New Zealand Number 4: Eriophyoidea except Eriophyinae (Arachnida: Acari) (Paperback)

              By Manson, D. C. M.

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              ISBN 9780477067454
              Published NZ 15 Jan 1984
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              Fauna of New Zealand Number 24: Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera)
               

              Fauna of New Zealand Number 24: Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera) (Paperback)

              By Lyneborg, L.

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              ISBN 9780477026321
              Published NZ 15 Jan 1992
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              Peloridiidae: (Insecta: Hempitera: Coleorrhyncha)
               

              Peloridiidae: (Insecta: Hempitera: Coleorrhyncha) (Paperback)

              By Burckhardt, D.; Larochelle, A.; Lariviere, M. -C

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              The family Peloridiidae or moss bugs are primitive members of the insect order Hemiptera. Often called 'living fossils', peloridiids belong to the suborder Coleorrhyncha and live in the wet moss of temperate and subantarctic rainforests. Seventeen genera and 36 species are known ...from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and eastern Australia. New Zealand can be regarded as a biodiversity 'hotspot' for these insects: the three genera and 13 New Zealand species are endemic, meaning they do not occur anywhere else. New Zealand has the most diversified fauna at the species level, with 36% of all world species in this group of special significance for the Southern Hemisphere, with evolutionary roots dating back to the break-up of Gondwana. Moss bugs have hardened forewings and all New Zealand species lack hind wings, so are flightless, which makes them an ideal model group to test Gondwanan biogeographic hypotheses. This Fauna offers a concise review of this 'iconic' Gondwanan group, reconciling results published by Burckhardt (2009) and Burckhardt et al. (2011) with a study of specimens contained in New Zealand entomological collections and museums. This faunal review aims to provide an inventory of New Zealand taxa, a concise treatment of their taxonomy, identification keys to genera and species, and a summary of information available on species distribution and biology.
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              ISBN 9780478347302
              Published NZ 14 Nov 2011
              Publisher Manaaki Whenua Press
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              Periegopidae
               

              Periegopidae (Paperback)

              By Vink, C. J.; Duperre, Nadine; Malumbres-Olarte, J.

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              There are only three species known in the family Periegopidae and all are in one genus, Periegops. These rare spiders have only ever been found in relict forests at limited locations in New Zealand (Banks Peninsula, Riccarton Bush, the Aldermen Islands, and East Cape) and in Quee...nsland, Australia. Periegopids are only found in forest with a deep leaf litter layer and well-drained soil. They do not build a web, but hunt on the forest floor. Periegopids can be most readily distinguished from other spiders found in New Zealand by having six eyes arranged in three widely spaced diads. Two species of Periegopidae, both in the genus Periegops Simon 1893, are found in New Zealand; P. suterii (Urquhart, 1892) and a newly described species. In this new Fauna of New Zealand contribution the genus and both species are described or redescribed, with information on synonymy, type data, material examined, and geographical distribution. Habitus images of adults, illustrations of important morphological features, and distribution maps are provided, and a key is given. A molecular phylogenetic analysis examining the relationships between eight specimens of P. suterii and three specimens of the new species using COI data is presented.
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              ISBN 9780478347401
              Published NZ 7 Mar 2013
              Publisher Manaaki Whenua Press
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              Alysiinae (Insecta:Hymenoptera:Braconidae)
                

              Alysiinae (Insecta:Hymenoptera:Braconidae) (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Berry, J. A.

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              Reference to a full synonymy, a regional bibliography, a diagnosis, list of material examined, collection localities, list of known hosts and bionomics. Appendices include host-parasitoid and parasitoid-host lists for New Zealand records, maps of collection localities, and detail...s of all non-type material examined in this study.
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              ISBN 9780478093902
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2007
              Publisher Manaaki Whenua Press
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              Micrpterigidae: 72
               

              Micrpterigidae: 72 (Hardback)

              By Gibbs, George W.

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              ISBN 9780478347593
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2014
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