Imported insect predator to help bees and willow trees to thrive, Radio New Zealand, 6 December 2019

Giant willow aphids - a sticky invasive nuisance, Our Changing World podcast, 29 November 2018

Taking on the Giant: interview for Country Life, Radio New Zealand, 18 August 2017

Articles/Newsletters - most recent first

Biological control of giant willow aphid recognised, Scion Connections Issue 42, February 2023

Management of GWA newsletter (annually) - GWA 2022 newletterGWA 2021 newsletter, GWA 2020 newsletterJuly 2019June 2018July 2017

Biocontrol for willow pest released and FAQs, Scion media release, 14 February 2020

gwa info sheet

Information sheet: Biological control of giant willow aphid [updated April 2019]

Citizen science saves the day - GWA article in Scion Connections Issue 28, June 2018

Plant and Food Research update May 2018

Plant and Food Research update October 2017

Scion 2016: Two page leaflet on impacts of giant willow aphid and solutions

bee mag covers

Sustainable Farming Fund's  1,000 projects and counting booklet - (page 46)

NZ Beekeeper Magazine - October 2016, February 2017

Forest Health News - issues 246, 248, 268, 278, 292

Plant and Food Research article

KiwiTech Bulletin N99


Female Pauesia laying an egg inside a living giant willow aphid [YouTube]

Scientific publications

2021: Sopow et al., Host specificity testing of Pauesia nigrovaria (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) for classical biological control of Tuberolachnus salignus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) in New Zealand

2017: Sopow et al., Potential impacts of Tuberolachnus salignus (giant willow aphid) in New Zealand and options for control

Results from 2018 survey: How is giant willow aphid affecting you?

Earlier this year we conducted a survey to help us to quantify the effects that giant willow aphid is having on New Zealand’s beekeeping community. The results varied between regions and individual respondents, however overall it was clear that the giant willow aphid is indeed problematic for beekeepers and is costing the apiculture industry. The results have helped us to identify what practices are currently being used to manage the effects of giant willow aphid, evaluate the merit of biological control as a potential long term solution. Many thanks to those who participated.