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Distribution path and Subregions of New Zealand (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Polynesia - New Zealand
Subregions: Auckland Islands (Auckland Island, Enderby Island), Campbell Islands (Campbell Island), Chatham Islands (Pitt Island), Kermadec Islands, North Island (Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula, Gisborne, Hauraki Gulf, Northland Peninsula), Snares Islands, South Island, Stephens Island
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in New Zealand
Class
New Zealand
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 441 families, 3694 genera, 13286 species
Tree
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.383    worldwide
Common namesInsects, True insects
German namesInsekten, Kerbtiere, Kerfe, Freikiefler
Dutch namesInsecten, Eigenlijke insecten, Insekten
Danish namesInsekter
Finnish namesHyönteiset
Norwegian namesInsekter
Swedish namesEgentliga insekter
Spanish namesInsectos
Italian namesInsetti, Entomi
French namesInsecte
Portuguese namesInsetos
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Adelie Land, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia, Australasian ecozone)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, West Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Central Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean, Great Australian Bight, Eastern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal)

Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Transnistria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesInsecta in faunaeur.org
Insecta in itis.gov
Insecta in papua-insects.nl
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
New Zealand
    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species
Subclass
New Zealand
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     436 families, 3689 genera, 13279 species
Subclass
New Zealand
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in New Zealand
Acanthosomatidae (Signoret, 1864) - 4 SpeciesAcanthosomatids
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 2 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 19 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesSpider flies
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 3 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 6 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aenictopecheidae (Usinger, 1932) - 4 Species
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 3 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 3 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 5 SpeciesFig wasps
Agapythidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1969) - 1 Species
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 55 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Agyrtidae (Thomson, 1859) - 3 SpeciesPrimitive carrion beetles
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 12 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Ameletopsidae (Edmunds, 1957) - 1 Species
Anelcanidae (Carpenter, 1986) - 0 Species
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 Species
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 4 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomalogrammatidae (Carpenter, 1943) - 0 Species
Anormochoristidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 30 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 34 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthocoridae (Fieber, 1837) - 13 SpeciesMinute pirate bugs
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthracoptilidae (Handlirsch, 1922) - 0 Species
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 132 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 10 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 31 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Apheloneuridae (Carpenter, 1976) - 0 Species
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 141 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 26 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 17 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesStingless bees
Apsidoneuridae (Carpenter, 1961) - 0 Species
Apsilocephalidae (Nagatomi & Al., 1991) - 1 Species
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 48 SpeciesFlat bugs
Archelytridae (Carpenter, 1933) - 0 Species
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 2 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Archescytinidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 44 SpeciesTiger Moths
Artheneidae (Stål, 1872) - 1 Species
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 3 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Asterolecaniidae (Cockerell, 1896) - 3 SpeciesAsterolecaniids
Asthenohymenidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 0 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Australimyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 5 Species
Austroperlidae (Tillyard, 1921) - 1 Species
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bardohymenidae (Zalessky, 1937) - 0 Species
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 11 SpeciesFlower moths
Belidae (Schönherr, 1826) - 19 SpeciesPrimitive weevils
Berytidae (Fieber, 1851) - 1 SpeciesStilt bugs
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 20 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Biarmohymenidae (Zalessky, 1937) - 0 Species
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 13 SpeciesMarch flies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 11 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 26 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Blattinopsidae (Bolton, 1925) - 0 Species
Blephariceridae (Loew, 1861) - 9 SpeciesNet-winged midges
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesBee Flies
Boopiidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 3 Species
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 68 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 32 Species
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 120 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 12 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Bryopsocidae (Mockford, 1984) - 2 Species
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 6 SpeciesPill beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 5 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Callaphididae (Borner, 1952) -> Panaphidina - 1 Species
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 77 SpeciesBlow flies
Calocidae (Ross, 1967) - 1 Species
Caloneuridae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 0 Species
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 3 Species
Calvertiellidae (Martynov, 1931) - 0 Species
Camptoneuritidae (Martynov, 1930) - 0 Species
Camptotaxineuridae (Tillyard, 1937) - 0 Species
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 13 SpeciesSurge Flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 28 SpeciesLeatherwings
Canthyloscelidae (Enderlein, 1912) - 5 Species
Capniidae (Klapálek, 1905) - 28 SpeciesSmall winter stoneflies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 733 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 2 Species
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 56 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cavognathidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 3 Species
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 118 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 248 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratocombidae (Fieber, 1861) - 2 Species
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 39 SpeciesBiting midges
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 3 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChalcids
Chalcodryidae (Watt, 1974) - 14 Species
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 4 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chathamiidae (Tillyard, 1925) - 5 SpeciesMarine caddisflies
Chelonariidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesTurtle beetles
Chelopteridae (Carpenter, 1950) - 0 Species
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 158 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 52 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 26 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Choristidae (Esben-petersen, 1915) - 1 Species
Choristosialidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 0 Species
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 29 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 94 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 70 SpeciesCicadas
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 25 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cimicidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesBed bugs
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 34 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 12 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 69 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 25 SpeciesLady cows
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 10 SpeciesKelp Flies
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 8 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 6 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 47 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Colydiidae (Erichson, 1842) -> Colydiinae - 1 SpeciesCylindrical bark beetles
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDustywings
Conoesucidae (Ross, 1967) - 15 Species
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 4 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesWater boatman
Corydalidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesHellgrammites
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 3 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 20 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 315 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 4 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 27 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1437 SpeciesTrue weevils
Cyclaxyridae (Gimmel, Leschen & & 346;lipi& 324;ski, 2009) - 1 Species
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 8 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Cymidae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 2 Species
Cynipidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesGallflies
Cypselosomatidae (Hennig, 1958) - 10 SpeciesCypselosomatid flies
Dasyleptidae (Sharov, 1957) - 0 Species
Delopteridae (Sellards, 1909) - 0 Species
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 22 SpeciesSkin beetles
Derodontidae (Leconte, 1861) - 2 SpeciesTooth-necked fungus beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 12 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diapriidae (Latreille, 1796) - 53 SpeciesDiapriids
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 114 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Ditaxineuridae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Ditomyiidae (Keilin, 1919) - 32 Species
Dixidae (Schiner, 1868) - 12 SpeciesDixid Midges
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 176 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 15 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 7 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesWater tigers
Echinophthiriidae (Enderlein, 1904) - 2 Species
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Ectopsocidae - 10 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 44 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 130 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elenchidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Elipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 10 SpeciesDamp Barklice
Elmoboriidae (Carpenter, 1977) - 0 Species
Elmoidae (Tillyard, 1937) - 0 Species
Elytroneuridae (Carpenter, 1933) - 0 Species
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 143 SpeciesDance Flies
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 94 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Enicocephalidae (Stål, 1860) - 6 SpeciesGnat bug
Ephemerellidae (Klapálek, 1909) -> Teloganodidae - 1 SpeciesSpiny Crawler Mayflies
Ephemeridae (Leach, 1817) - 2 SpeciesBurrowing mayflies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 49 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 43 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 87 SpeciesEriococcids
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 1 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 64 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 5 SpeciesEupelmids
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 6 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Eustheniidae (Tillyard, 1921) - 4 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 1 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 11 SpeciesLittle house flies
Fergusoninidae (Hennig, 1958) - 1 Species
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 5 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 4 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 94 SpeciesAnts
Gasteruptiidae (Ashmead, 1900) - 7 SpeciesGasteruptiids
Gelasopteridae (Carpenter, 1976) - 0 Species
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 64 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 442 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesWater spiders
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 50 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesClubtails
Goniodidae (Mjoberg, 1910) - 15 Species
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 39 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gripopterygidae (Enderlein, 1909) - 76 Species
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 3 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyropidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 2 Species
Haematopinidae (Enderlein, 1904) - 3 SpeciesUngulate lice
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 5 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Halimococcidae (Brown & Mckenzie, 1962) - 1 SpeciesHalimococcids
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 1 SpeciesKelp flies
Helicophidae (Mosely In Mosely & Kimmins, 1953) - 6 Species
Helicopsychidae (Ulmer, 1912) - 9 SpeciesSnail-case caddisfly
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Helosciomyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 17 Species
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 48 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 1 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 36 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Heteroptilidae (Carpenter, 1977) - 0 Species
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 3 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 6 SpeciesClown beetles
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 1 Species
Huttoninidae (Steyskal, 1965) - 9 SpeciesSnail-killing flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 20 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 32 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 104 Species
Hydrometridae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesWater measures
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 9 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 20 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Ibaliidae (Thomson, 1862) - 1 SpeciesIbaliids
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 107 SpeciesIchneumonids
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 1 SpeciesBat fleas
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 1 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 5 SpeciesDrywood termites
Kennedyidae (Tillyard, 1925) - 0 Species
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 80 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Kokiriidae (Mcfarlane, 1964) - 1 Species
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Laemobothriidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 1 Species
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 11 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 21 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemmatophoridae (Sellards, 1909) - 0 Species
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 5 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 15 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptophlebiidae (Banks, 1900) - 30 SpeciesProng-gilled mayflies
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 7 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 7 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 0 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 2 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 9 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 585 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Linognathidae (Webb, 1946) - 7 Species
Liomopteridae (Sellards, 1909) - 0 Species
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 3 SpeciesBooklice
Lithopanorpidae (Carpenter, 1930) - 0 Species
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 3 Species
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 1 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Lophioneuridae (Tillyard, 1921) - 0 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 72 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 39 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 2 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 71 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Maamingidae (Early, Manser, Naumann, & Austin, 2001) - 2 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 8 SpeciesMantids
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 10 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Martynoviidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 0 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 4 SpeciesCarder bees
Meganeuridae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 0 Species
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesFlatwings
Megaspilidae (Ashmead, 1893) - 10 SpeciesMegaspilids
Megelytridae (Carpenter, 1933) - 0 Species
Meinertellidae (Verhoeff, 1910) - 2 SpeciesRock bristletails
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 29 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 119 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 4 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 80 SpeciesBird lice
Merothripidae (Hood, 1914) - 2 SpeciesLarge-legged thrips
Mesoveliidae (Douglas & Scott, 1867) - 3 SpeciesWater treaders
Metaxinidae (Kolibác, 2004) - 1 Species
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 1 SpeciesStilt Flies
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 26 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 152 SpeciesGrass bugs
Misthodotidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 0 Species
Mnesarchaeidae (Eyer, 1924) - 9 SpeciesNew Zealand Primitive Moths
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 2 SpeciesMompha Moths
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 2 SpeciesMonophlebids
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 73 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 1 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 352 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 38 SpeciesFairy wasps
Mymarommatidae (Debauche, 1948) - 3 SpeciesMymarommatid wasps
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 3 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mystacinobiidae (Holloway, 1976) - 1 Species
Nabidae (Costa, 1852) - 8 SpeciesDamsel bugs
Nannochoristidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 Species
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) - 14 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 45 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSap beetles
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 282 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 11 SpeciesTuft moths
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 8 SpeciesProminent Moths
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Notonemouridae (Ricker, 1950) -> Notonemourinae - 0 Species
Nugonioneuridae (Carpenter, 1976) - 0 Species
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 58 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oeconesidae (Tillyard, 1921) - 17 Species
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 351 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 11 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Oedischiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 0 Species
Oenosandridae (Miller, 1991) - 1 SpeciesSnub Moths
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesBot flies
Oligoneuriidae (Ulmer, 1914) - 1 SpeciesBrushleg Mayflies
Oniscigastridae (Lameere, 1917) - 2 Species
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesEnsign scales
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Osmylidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesOsmylids
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 4 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Palaeomanteidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 0 Species
Paleuthygrammatidae (Carpenter, 1943) - 0 Species
Pallopteridae (Loew, 1862) - 17 SpeciesFlutter flies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Parelmoidae (Rohdendorf, 1962) - 0 Species
Pediculidae (Leach, 1817) - 3 Species
Peloridiidae (Breddin, 1897) - 13 SpeciesMoss bugs
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Pergidae (Rohwer, 1911) - 1 SpeciesPergid flies
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesPerilampids
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 3 SpeciesStout Barklice
Perlidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesCommon stoneflies
Permelcanidae (Sharov, 1962) - 0 Species
Permelytridae (Tillyard, 1931) - 0 Species
Permembiidae (Tillyard, 1937) - 0 Species
Permithonidae (Tillyard, 1922) - 0 Species
Permoberothidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 0 Species
Permobiellidae (Tillyard, 1937) - 0 Species
Permochoristidae (Tillyard, 1918) - 0 Species
Permopanorpidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Permopsocidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Permoraphidiidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 0 Species
Permothemidae (Martynov, 1935) - 0 Species
Petaluridae (Needham, 1903) - 3 SpeciesGraybacks
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 15 SpeciesWalking sticks
Phenacoleachiidae (Cox, 1984) - 2 SpeciesPhenacoleachiids
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 8 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 241 Species
Philorheithridae (Mosely, 1936) - 6 Species
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 5 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 68 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 44 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phycosecidae (Crowson, 1952) - 2 Species
Phylloxeridae (Herrich-schaeffer, 1854) - 5 SpeciesPhylloxerans
Phyloblattidae (Schneider, 1983) -> Archimylacridae - 0 Species
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 17 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 5 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platygastridae (Haliday, 1833) - 11 SpeciesPlatygastrids
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 3 SpeciesSignal flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 41 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 5 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 4 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 12 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Priasilphidae (Crowson, 1973) - 7 Species
Proctotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesProctotrupids
Prophalangopsidae (Saussure, 1878) - 1 SpeciesHump-winged grigs
Prosopistomatidae (Lameere, 1917) - 0 Species
Protelytridae (Tillyard, 1931) - 0 Species
Protembiidae (Tillyard, 1937) - 0 Species
Protereismatidae (Lameere, 1917) - 0 Species
Protohymenidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 0 Species
Protomeropidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Pruvostitidae (Zalessky, 1929) - 0 Species
Prygidae (Aristov & Rasnitsyn, 2014) - 0 Species
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 16 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 136 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psocidiidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 0 Species
Psoquillidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 1 SpeciesBird Nest Barklice
Psoropteridae (Carpenter, 1977) - 0 Species
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 46 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 91 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psychomyiidae (Walker, 1852) - 1 SpeciesTube-making caddisflies
Psychopsidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 SpeciesSilky lacewings
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 24 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Psyllipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesCave Barklice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 56 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 41 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pthiridae (Leach, 1817) - 1 Species
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pygiopsyllidae (Wagner, 1939) - 10 Species
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 1 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 6 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesCotton stainers
Raaschiidae (Beckemeyer, 2004) - 0 Species
Rangomaramidae (Jaschhof & Didham, 2002) - 11 Species
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 20 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhaphidophoridae (Walker, 1869) - 26 SpeciesCamel crickets
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 1 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhopalopsyllidae (Oudemans, 1909) - 16 SpeciesRodent fleas
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 4 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 54 SpeciesSeed bugs
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 1 Species
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Rotoitidae (BouÄćek & Noyes, 1987) - 1 SpeciesRotoitid wasps
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 3 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 7 SpeciesShore bugs
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 26 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 4 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 7 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 29 SpeciesScarabs
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 21 SpeciesScelionids
Schizopteridae (Reuter, 1891) - 1 SpeciesJumping ground bugs
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 22 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 8 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 6 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Signiphoridae (Howard, 1894) - 4 SpeciesSigniphorid wasps
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 12 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 23 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Siphlaenigmatidae (Penniket, 1962) - 1 Species
Siphlonuridae (Banks, 1900) - 6 SpeciesPrimitive Minnow Mayflies
Siricidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesWood wasp
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 48 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spilapteridae (Brongniart, 1894) - 0 Species
Spiloblattinidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 0 Species
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 71 SpeciesRove beetles
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Stereopteridae (Carpenter, 1950) - 0 Species
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 49 SpeciesSoldier flies
Strephocladidae (Martynov, 1938) - 0 Species
Sylvabestiidae (Aristov, 2000) - 0 Species
Sylvaphlebiidae (Martynov, 1940) - 0 Species
Synlestidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesSylphs
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 171 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanyderidae (Alexander, 1919) - 5 SpeciesPrimitive crane flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 167 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 5 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 37 SpeciesPeacock flies
Teratomyzidae (Hennig, 1969) - 1 SpeciesFern Flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHigher termites
Termopsidae (Grassé, 1949) - 6 SpeciesDampwood termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) -> Canacidae - 1 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tettigarctidae (Distant, 1905) - 1 SpeciesHairy cicadas
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 9 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thaumaleidae (Bezzi, 1913) - 11 SpeciesSolitary midges
Thaumastocoridae (Kirkaldy, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRoyal palm bugs
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 83 SpeciesTherevids
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 58 SpeciesCommon thrips
Thynnidae (Shuckard, 1841) - 5 SpeciesThynnid Wasps
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 1 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 109 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 5 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 93 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tococladidae (Carpenter, 1966) - 0 Species
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 233 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 6 SpeciesTorymids
Trachopterygidae (Carpenter, 1976) - 0 Species
Trichoceridae (Rondani, 1841) - 22 SpeciesWinter Crane Flies
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 42 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 7 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 34 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 5 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Tshekardocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1944) - 0 Species
Uenoidae (Iwata, 1927) - 1 SpeciesStonecase Caddisflies
Ulodidae (Pascoe, 1869) - 6 Species
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 39 Species
Umenocoleidae (Chen & Tian, 1973) - 0 Species
Veliidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesSmaller water striders
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 4 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xiphydriidae (Leach, 1819) - 3 SpeciesWood wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 8 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 13 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 14 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesBurnet Moths
515 Families with 13282 Species in New Zealand
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in New Zealand without family allocation
Anamotarus illawarrae (Macleay, 1873)Info
Boricola thompsoni (Bedford, 1936)Info
Lasiorynchus barbicornis (Fabricius, 1775)New Zealand giraffe beetleInfo
Mecylcothorax ambiguus (Erichson, 1842)Info
Mecylcothorax amplipennis amplipennis (Broun, 1912)Info
Mecylcothorax rotundicollis (White, 1846)Info
Parthenolacanium corni ()Info
Patellinirmus novaeseelandiae -> Coloceras novaeseelandiaeInfo
Starkomyia inexpecta (Jaschhof, 2004)Info
9 Species in Insecta for New Zealand listed without family allocation
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Apterentoma (Chen, 1958)
Archimetabola (Crampton, 1928)
Dicondylata (Boudreaux, 1979)
Dicondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
Ectognatha (Stummer-traunfels, 1891)
Ectotropha (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophi (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophica (Tillyard, 1926)
Euthysanura (Schepotieff, 1909)
Phanerognatha (Krausse & Wolff, 1919)
Thysanuradelphia (Crampton, 1916)
Thysanurata (Bey-bienko, 1962)
Thysanurida (Pearce, 1936)
Triplura (Ewing, 1942)

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