André Larochelle &  
Marie-Claude Larivière's 
web pages

Welcome to our world!
     Here you will find all kinds of information about who we are and what we do as entomologists based in New Zealand, and specialising on ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae including Cicindelini) and true bugs (Hemiptera).
Our Mission
     To live with integrity in the moment, to share our passion and love for nature, and to make a difference in the lives of others by dedicating our time, talents and resources to:
  • reach an overall understanding of the New Zealand carabid and bug faunas as soon as possible (about 1000 species or 10% of the New Zealand insect fauna); 
  • make available large amounts of baseline information on the taxonomy, geographic distribution, and natural history of these groups for practical use by a wide range of end-users; 
  • provide a floorplan for more detailed taxonomic, ecological, biogeographical, and evolutionary studies on this unique isolated component of the world insect fauna. 

How to cite this website 
Larochelle A, Larivière M-C 2007-2018. André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière's web pages.

Recent publications 
NEW - Larochelle A, Larivière M-C. 2017. Synopsis of the tribe Zolini in New Zealand (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Insecta Mundi 0594: 1-110.

NEW - Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2017. Kiwisaldula waiho and K. hurunui, two new species of Saldidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the South Island of New Zealand, with redescriptions of K. butleri (White) and K. laelaps (White)Zootaxa 4341 (1): 41-55.

Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2016. Aoteasalda and Kiwisaldula, two new genera of Saldidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), with a key to New Zealand genera and a new synonymy in ZemacrosaldulaZootaxa 4085 (4): 451-480.

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C. 2016. Taxonomic Supplement (2001 to 2015) to the Catalogue of New Zealand Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Insecta Mundi 05021-56.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore, 
There is society, where none intrudes, 
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:  
I love not man the less, but nature more. 
Lord Byron 1788-1824: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818)