Kōrero: Beetles

Pintail beetle

Pintail beetle

This pintail beetle (Mordella detracta) is one of seven species of the family Mordellidae found in New Zealand. Adults have a hunched back, a small head, and pin-shaped rear. They are commonly seen in summer feeding on flowers.

This specimen was collected by John Nunn.

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University of Otago, Virus Research Unit, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Photograph by Simon Clearwater

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Marris, 'Beetles - Habitats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14377/pintail-beetle (accessed 29 October 2021)

He kōrero nā John Marris, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007