1080 kills Weta

Fern design on the weta’s legs – awesome!

1080 is an insecticide.
It kills beetles, earwigs, weta, grubs and
insects on the forest floor.

Then tiny birds eat the insects and die.
Tomtits, robins, grey warbler, whitehead and silvereye
die from secondary poisoning. Download and share the poster.


  1. Meads M. Effect of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) on non target invertebrates of Whitecliffs Conservation Area, Taranaki. Unpublished; Landcare Research Contract Report: LC9394/126 (1994).

  2. Lloyd & McQueen: Secondary Poisoning of Insectivores. NZ Journal of Ecology, 2000.