Pest Insects

This section provides assistance for people dealing with ants, wasps and the Great White Butterfly.

Like introduced birds, many introduced insects are widespread and have become well established. Some, like honey bees, have provided a benefits like honey and pollination services to a range of horticultural and agricultural crops. However, the downside is that there are many weeds that have benefited from pollination by bees and spread much more quickly.

The impact of other insects has been largely negative, particularly the social insects such as wasps and ants that have the potential to dramatically change local ecosystems because of the impact from the huge numbers that can build up within a short time.

AgPest

There is a free online tool available to assist farmers and agricultural professionals with pest and weed identification and management decision making.

Further information about Tasman's pest insects can be found below:


Argentine and Darwin's Ants

Information on identifying and controlling Argentine and Darwin's Ants

Great White Butterfly

Information on the Great White Butterfly

Wasps

Information on identifying and controlling wasps.


This section provides assistance for people dealing with ants, wasps and the Great White Butterfly.

AgPest

There is a free online tool available to assist farmers and agricultural professionals with pest and weed identification and management decision making.