Painted apple moth in New Zealand

The painted apple moth (Teia anartoides or Orgyia anartoides) is an invasive species that was eradicated from New Zealand.

Painted apple moth

The moth is a native to Australia but in May 1999 it was found in Glendene, Auckland. A controversial spray programme was carried out to eradicate the moth.[1]

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  1. ^ Derraik, José G B (25 July 2008). "The potential direct impacts on human health resulting from the establishment of the painted apple moth (Teia anartoides) in New Zealand". New Zealand Medical Journal. New Zealand Medical Association. 121 (1278): 35. ISSN 1175-8716. Retrieved 29 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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