A Larochelle & M-C Larivière's web pages

Marie-Claude & André

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, specialising on ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae including Cicindelini) and 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.

Recent publications

Hemiptera

Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2018. Kiwisaldula (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae) from the South Island of New Zealand: new species and identification key. Zootaxa 4514(2): 151-166.

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.

Coleoptera: Carabidae

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

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C. 2016. Taxonomic Supplement (2001 to 2015) to the Catalogue of New Zealand Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Insecta Mundi 0502: 1-56.

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)

How to cite this website

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C 2007-present. André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière's web pages. http://www.larochellelariviere.com/