Story: Sandflies and mosquitoes

Sandfly pupa (2nd of 3)

Sandfly pupa

Sandfly larvae pupate, and about 12 days later they emerge as adults at the water surface.

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Carl Walrond, 'Sandflies and mosquitoes - Sandflies: New Zealand’s blackflies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007