Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Insects & spiders of New Zealand/Aoteraroa

This site is especially for primary students of years 2-6 and their teachers. It provides:

  • information about the insects and spiders found in New Zealand/Aotearoa in an easy-to-use format.
  • general information on insects and spiders suitable for levels 2 and 3 of the Science curriculum.

There are some images of New Zealand spiders and insects on this site. Use the links page to search for further images. The Landcare Research New Zealand Terrestrial Invertebrates page is the gateway to images and information about specimens and species in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC).


Hall, G.; Hoare, R.J.B.; Crosby, T.K. 2001: Insects and spiders of New Zealand/Aotearoa.


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