Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

NZAC facts

NZAC contains:

  • specimens of insects and their close relatives from all parts of New Zealand;
  • most of the 20,000 species of insects known to occur in New Zealand:
    • 90% of these (18,000 species) occur nowhere else in the world;
  • about 1 million pinned specimens;
  • about 6 million specimens preserved in ethanol fluid;
  • many thousands of specimens mounted on microscope slides;
  • specimens held in trust for Pacific Island countries.