Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

What is NZAC?


  • is the largest collection of New Zealand insects and related terrestrial arthropods held anywhere in the world;
  • has near complete coverage of New Zealand's 25000+ known species;
  • contains about 1 million specimens preserved dry on pins;
  • contains about another 6 million preserved in ethanol;
  • has many specimens from other parts of the world, especially the Pacific region and Chile;
  • is under the stewardship of Landcare Research in Auckland.