The Weta Volume 47, July 2014

Author(s): Entomological Society of NZ


This is the news bulletin of the Entomological Society of New Zealand. The Weta promotes the study of the biology, ecology, taxonomy and control of insects and arachnids in an Australasian setting. The purpose of the bulletin is to provide a forum in which amateur and professional entomologists can record observations, news, views and the results of smaller research projects. Two issues are published in most years. 

The New Zealand Entomologist is a refereed journal that publishes original scientific articles that are of significance to New Zealand entomology. The subject may include insects, arachnids and any other terrestrial invertebrates. It is the official publication of the Entomological Society of New Zealand (Inc.). The Weta is the Society's news bulletin containing articles on entomological observations, techniques, reviews, and events.

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John Leader
Pages: 1–2

Research article
Bug signs: Increasing awareness of the diversity of insects and other invertebrates
Nicholas Martin
Pages: 3–7

Research article
Scaptomyza (Bunostoma) flavella (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and the evolution of leaf mining.
Nicholas Martin
Pages: 8–11

Research article
Confirmation of host plant relationships between the two species of waka leafhoppers, Paracephaleus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ulopinae) and rushes in New Zealand.
Annette K Walker and Marie-Claude Larivi
Pages: 12–16

Research article
Ecology and conservation of the rare moth Asaphodes frivola Meyrick
Brian H. Patrick
Pages: 17–38

Research article
Moths from a conifer nest in Christchurch
Brian Patrick and Ruud Kleinpaste
Pages: 39–46

Research article
An observation of Oreocalus latipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) being attacked by Phymatophaea longula (Coleoptera: Cleridae)
Samuel D. J. Brown
Pages: 47–51

Research article
Site selection and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vines by final-instar nymphs of the chorus cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
David Logan and Christina Rowe
Pages: 52–57

Gentlemen or players: New Zealand's aquatic insect taxonomists
Mike Winterbourn
Pages: 58–61

Research article
Some reactions to bites by spiders of the genus Uliodon (Zoropsidae) in southern New Zealand
Anthony C. Harris and Alison Durry
Pages: 62–66

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