Female sandflies lay their eggs on stones or plants at or just below the surface of swiftly flowing clean water. Larvae hatch and form masses that attach themselves to underwater stones or driftwood. They use ‘nets’ to collect food from the current.
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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Drawing by D. W. Helmore
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