An avocado tree-loving beetle, regarded as a serious pest overseas, has been discovered in Auckland.   The wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle has been detected in four Auckland areas since late February, according to Biosecurity New Zealand.     The beetle is known to feed on a wide range of broadleafContinue Reading

New Zealand biosecurity authorities are on high alert after a second type of fruit fly was found in Auckland within the space of a week.   The Bactrocera facialis (facialis fruit fly) specimen was found in a surveillance trap in the suburb of Otara. The solitary male fly was formallyContinue Reading