My name is Leilani Walker and I am so excited to finally announce that the New Zealand insect playing card project project is both a thing and that it is a thing nearing fruition. I’ve been working this project over the past year alongside the indefatigable Emma Scheltema and after many meetings and pots of tea we have completed the design of pack of cards featuring 52 hand illustrations of native New Zealand insects.

We are really proud of how the artwork has turned out. Manufacture has begun (with a deposit paid by wire transfer – did you know that that’s still a thing?) and I should have 1000 decks sitting in my house by December.

Over the coming months we will be updating the website with details about the featured insects. To keep up to date follow us on Facebook or sign up to our mailing list.

This project was made possible through the generous financial support from The Entomological Society of New Zealand.