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The risk of diapausing pest insects on pathways to NZ (New in 2022)

This project will establish the significance of diapause, or suspended development, for the survival in transit and eventual establishment, of high-risk invasive insects. It explores the probability of diapausing high-risk pest insects arriving in Aotearoa New Zealand in a viable/active state after transport on relevant pathways. The project will also explore how climate change might affect this.