New Zealand BioSecure Entomology Laboratory
NZBEL has been in operation since 2001 and provides entomology identification services and technical advice (including Border Health training to Authorised Officers) for the Ministry of Health, New Zealand's 12 District Health Boards and a range of other clients.
We operate from Bell Road South, Gracefield Research Site, Lower Hutt. Contact details for the site can be found in the Contact Us
Our Taxonomists are continually involved in collaborative research projects with other organisations including CRI's, Councils, Universities, and Government Departments as well as industry and private organisations. Past projects have included; product testing for Mosquito repellants, Odour Attraction trials, Flea taxonomy, Blackfly and Willow Sawfly control, design and testing of insect traps, Mosquito and Tick taxonomy and ecology, and vectors and vector-borne disease investigation.
To contact the Laboratory for general enquiries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the on-line enquiry
For more details regarding specimen collection and submission, click here
Border Health Surveillance Data can be viewed through the on-line database
and in summary format in the monthly newsletters
and don't forget to click here to view the Documents and Links sections
of this website for articles and publications relevant to NZB activities!