Skip to content

brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) were introduced in 1858 in New Zealand to initiate a fur industry. A century later, however, they came to be viewed as a pest, and today they are deemed as the country’s major pest species, covering an estimated 90 percent of New Zealand. A new case study in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management examines management of the brushtail possum and the IPM lessons to be learned from those efforts. (Photo by iNaturalist user pfaucher, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to Entomology Today via Email

Enter your email address to receive an alert whenever a new post is published here at Entomology Today.