As of 2019, there are three long-established exotic mosquito species in New Zealand

  • A fourth exotic mosquito species, the Southern Saltmarsh mosquito (Aedes camptorhynchus),
    first discovered in New Zealand in 1998, was eradicated in 2010
  • In 2018 Culex sitiens was detected in Kaipara Harbour through the National Saltmarsh mosquito
    surveillance programme

You can read our latest factsheet here and visit the Exotic mosquito species established in New Zealand page to find more information.

After publishing this facthsheet, MPI announced the eradication of the Culex sitiens from New Zealand, 2 years after larvae were initially detected in Kaipara Harbour. Visit for the media release.