Story: Sandflies and mosquitoes

Female sandfly (3rd of 3)

Female sandfly

Female sandflies seek out a blood meal, and then lay their eggs on stones or plants at or just below the surface of swiftly flowing water – and the cycle starts again. The average cycle from egg-laying to adults lasts about six to seven weeks.

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Carl Walrond, 'Sandflies and mosquitoes - Sandflies: New Zealand’s blackflies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007