Kōrero: Sandflies and mosquitoes

Sandfly larva (1 o 3)

Sandfly larva

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Sandflies and mosquitoes - Sandflies: New Zealand’s blackflies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14738/sandfly-larva (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007