Kōrero: Insects – overview

‘Toe biter’

‘Toe biter’

Dobsonflies or alderflies (Archichauliodes diversus) are the largest of New Zealand’s stream insects. They spend most of their life as larvae, which are known as ‘toe biters’ because of the nasty nip they can deliver with their powerful jaws.

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Photograph by George Gibbs

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Origin of New Zealand’s insects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10058/toe-biter (accessed 15 July 2024)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007