How to cite this publication
Larivière M-C, Larochelle A 2012-2017. Checklist of New Zealand Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera). http://www.nzhemiptera.com/home/Heteroptera/Heteroptera-Checklist
The checklist builds on:
- the Heteroptera catalogue of Larivière & Larochelle (2004: Fauna Of New Zealand 50) and its Checklist supplement (Larivière & Larochelle, 2014)
- Saldidae revisions
- Zemacrosaldula (Larivière & Larochelle, 2015)
- Aoteasalda and North Island Kiwisaldula (Larivière & Larochelle, 2016)
- an ongoing review of the world literature.
The checklist is up-to-date with the Zoological Record to July 2013.It records 28 families, 144 genera, and 325 species of Heteroptera for New Zealand.Valid names are arranged alphabetically by genera within families.The biostatus species is given as follows: Adventive (introduced/exotic); Endemic; Native (but not endemic) to New ZealandThe letter P in the Photo column indicates that a species is represented in the Photographic guide published on this website.
Tingidae. Gargaphia decoris is not included in the checklist. In upcoming years detailed follow-up investigations should indicate whether naturally reproducing populations of this adventive species originally released as a biological control agent of woolly nightshade in 2010 have become established in New Zealand. For more information see p. 5 of Issue 61 (Aug 2012) of the newsletter What's new in biological control of weeds?
Reduviidae. Emesopsis infenestra is not included in the checklist. The species occurs in Australia and New Caledonia. A single specimen has been reported from an urban habitat in Auckland (Thorpe, 2013 in Biodiversity Data Journal). The fully winged specimen was found in an area less than 9 km from the Port of Auckland and within 2 km of the coast of the Auckland harbour and its main shipping lanes. No other occurrence of E. infenestra in New Zealand has been reported. The 2013 single specimen record may or may not represent a one-off exotic incursion. It is not possible to say although there is so far no evidence of a self-sustaining population of E. infenestra in the Auckland region.