Aotearoa|New Zealand is rife with artistic talent. We’ve provided some items here that have been created by NZ artists that show off our Bug of the Year nominees. If you have created items that you think fans of Bug of the Year would be keen to purchase, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leioproctus fulvescens merchandise
Leioproctus fulvescens is the 2023 Bug of the Year! As a result, local artists have been busy making items to celebrate Ngaro huruhuru (native bees) of Aotearoa. We’ve compiled some of the items below. If you or your team wish to list your ngaro huruhuru themed items on this page, contact us at email@example.com.
2023 Bug of the Year Collector’s Pins
Artist Lily Duval designed two unique collector’s pins to celebrate Leioproctus fulvescens as our 2023 Bug of the Year. You can purchase pins from Lily’s website, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each pin comes with an information card so you can learn more about our 2023 Bug of the Year!
Ngaro huruhuru o Aotearoa Posters
Dr. Ngaire Hart, in collaboration with photographer Birgit Rhode on behalf of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, has redesigned the Native bees of New Zealand Poster. You can purchase a large A2 poster that includes 27 of the 28 species of ngaro huruhuru found in Aotearoa. OR you can purchase smaller A3 posters that highlight each genus of New Zealand native bee separately.
Ngaro Huruhuru Stickers
Artist Jade Watkin has designed stickers to represent each genus of New Zealand native bee: Leioproctus (top), Hylaeus (bottom left), and Lasioglossum (bottom right). To purchase one or more of these stickers, contact Jade at watja361 at student.otago.ac.nz.
Merchandise featuring other nominees
2024 Bugs of Aotearoa Poster
Artist Lily Duval created unique images for each of our 2024 Bug of the Year nominees, each of which are included on this Beautiful A2 poster. You can see more of Lily’s work here.
2023 Bugs of Aotearoa Poster
Artist Lily Duval created unique images for each of our 2023 Bug of the Year nominees, each of which are included on this Beautiful A2 poster. You can see more of Lily’s work here.
Prints of the other nominees
Steph & Paddy Prints also have a wonderful collection of prints representing other native NZ & Australian insect (and other vertebrate) fauna. These prints can be put on t-shirts, mugs, wine glasses, pins, and more! Check out their website to learn how you can order one or more of these fine products!