The insects you usually see
- Many of the insects you find in your back garden in New Zealand are foreign species that have come from elsewhere, for example:
- the honeybee (Europe)
- bumblebee (Europe)
- European wasp
- the paper wasp (Asia).
- There are about 2,000 species from other parts of the world living in New Zealand now.
- Only a few native species have adapted to human-modified environments, for example, cicadas.