T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Flies, Dragonflies, Gnats, Mayflies. Midges, Mosquitos




Caddisfly (Long-horned) Family: Leptoceridae


Caddisfly (Net-spinning) Genus: Aoteapsyche   


Caddisfly (Sledge-flies) Order: Trichoptera





Cranefly Superfamily: Tipuloidea (600 species in NZ)


Cranefly (Austrolimnophila argus)


Cranefly (Genus: Zelandotipula)


Cranefly (Green) Leptotarsus virescens


Cranefly (House) Leptotarsus species


Cranefly (Leptotarsus species)



Cranefly (Mountain) Leptotarsus montanus


Cranefly (Wingless) Family: Tipulidae



Damselfly & Dragonfly Information


Damselfly (Blue) Austrolestes colensonis



Damselfly (Red) Xanthocnemis zealandica  


Dobsonfly (New Zealand) Archichauliodes diversus


Dragonfly (Dusk) Antipodochlora braueri

Dragonfly (Bush) Uropetala carovei


Dragonfly (Lancer) Adversaeschna brevistyla


Dragonfly (Sentry) Hemicordulia australiae  


Dragonfly (Yellow spotted) Procordulia grayi




Fly (Australian leafroller tachinid) Trigonospila brevifacies


Fly (Australian sheep blowfly) Lucilia cuprina



Fly (Blow flies) Calliphoridae family


Fly (Black dung) Lasionemopoda hirsute  


Fly (Blossom flies) Genus: Dilophus


Fly (Blossom fly) Dilophus nigrostigma

Fly (Bluebottle blowfly) Calliphora vicina


Fly (Bluebottle) Calliphora vomitoria


Fly (Brachycera 
Suborder)


Fly (Brown small) Probably in the family: Sapromyzidae


Fly (Brachycera) 


Fly (Brownstriped Litter) Sapromyza neozelandica 


Fly (Chaetophthalmus bicolor)


Fly (Drone) Eristalis tenax


Fly (Flesh) Sarcophagidae family


Fly (Flesh fly) Jantia crassipalpis  


Fly (Fruit) Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)


Fly (Fruit) Drosophila melanogaster  


Fly (Golden blowfly) Lucilia spp  


Fly (Golden blowfly) Family:Calliphoridae


Fly (Green Bottle) Lucilia sericata 


Fly (Greeh head) Genus: Tabanus


Fly (Green Soldier) Odontomyia sp


Fly (Hairy Kelp fly) Chaetocoelopa littoralis


Fly (Hairy maggot blowfly) Chrysomya rufifacies 


Fly (Horse fly) Genus: Dasybasis


Fly (Horse fly) Family:Tabanidae

 
Fly (House) Lesser (Fannia canicularis)


Fly (House) Musca domestica 


Fly (House) Calliphoroides antennatis (Native)


Fly (House) Muscidae species 1


Fly (House) Muscidae species 2


Fly (Hover) Bush gadsfly (Scaptia adrel)


Fly (Hoverfly) Genus: Platycheirus


Fly (Hoverfly) Melangyna novaezealandiae 


Fly (Hoverfly) Melanostoma fasciatum 


Fly (Hoverfly) Metallic blue (Helophilus hochstetteri)


Fly (Hoverfly) Narcissus bulb fly (Merodon equestris


Fly (Hoverfly three lined) Helophilus seelandicus


Fly (Lauxaniidae family)


Fly (Long legged) Family: Dolichopodidae


Fly (Long legged bronze) Parentia spp


Fly (Long legged green) Parentia spp


Fly (Moth fly) Family: Psychodidae

 
Fly (Hairy Kelp fly) Chaetocoelopa littoralis


Fly (Pales genus)


Fly (Parasitoid of moths) Genus: Panzeria


Fly (Robber fly (Family: Asilidae)


Fly (Robber, Banded) Saropogon spp


Fly (Robber, black) Saropogon. spp. 


Fly (Robber common) Neoitamus melanopogon


Fly (Root-Maggot Flies) Anthomyiidae family


Fly (Sandfly) Austrosimulium species


Fly (Sawfly) Pontania promixa (Willow Redgall Sawfly)


Fly (Shore fly) Family: Ephydridae


Fly (Soldier, Black) Hermetia illucens


Fly (Soldiier, garden) Exaireta spinigera


Fly (Soldier) Benhamyia apicalis


Fly (Soldier unknown) Subfamily: Beridinae


Fly (Stable fly) Stomoxys calcitrans


Fly (Stiletto) Family: Therevidae


Fly (Stonefly) Order: Plecoptera)


Fly (Striped Dung) Oxysarcodexia varia 


Fly (Tachinids) Family Tachinidae


Fly (Tachinids) Tribe: Voriini  


Fly (Thistle gall fly) Urophora stylata


Fly (Thread horns) Suborder: Nematocera




Gnat (Fungus) Boletina species


Gnat (Fungus) Family: Keroplatidae


Gnat (Fungus) Genus: Macrocera


Gnat (Fungus) Family Mycetophilidae


Gnat (Fungus) Genus: Mycetophia


Gnat (Glowworm) Arachnocampa luminosa 


Gnat (Outhouse) Sylvicola Species  1 


Gnat (Outhouse) Sylvicola Species. 2


Gnat (Window) Family: Anisopodidae)


Gnat (Wood) Sylvicola festivus




Mayflies (Order: Ephemeroptera)


Mayfly (Yellow dunAmeletopsis perscitus




Midges (Family: Chironomidae)


Midge (Chironomus zealandicus




Mosquito (New Zealand)  Maorigoeldia argyropus


Mosquito,(Striped) Ochlerotatus notoscriptus




Sandfly (Austrosimulium species)



We appreciate and thank the following experts for Identifying some of these invertebrates,

Thanks to members of Nature Watch NZ. http://naturewatch.org.nz/
Thanks to John Early | Curator Entomology | Auckland War Memorial Museum for his identifiaction.
Thanks to Leonie Clunie of  Landcare Research, New Zealand for her help in identification.
Thanks to Dr Robert Hoare, of Landcare Research NZ for his help in identification.
Thanks to Phil Sirvid Curator of Te Papa's Spiders collection for identifing the spiders photographs on this site
http://tiny.cc/TePapa436
Thanks to Mary Morgan-Richards, of Massey university for identifying some of the invertebrates http://www.massey.ac.nz/
Thanks to Peter Collins of Canterbury Museum for identifying some of the invertebrateshttp://www.canterburymuseum.com/
Thanks to Cor Vink of Landcare Research NZ.. or identifying some of the invertebrateshttp://www.landcareresearch.co.nz
Thanks to Trevor Crosby of Landcare Research NZ.. or identifying some of the invertebrates
http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz
Thanks to Philip Howe of South Canterbury Museum at Timaru for identifing some of the invertebrates http://www.timaru.govt.nz/museum.html
Thanks to Dr Richard Rowe, Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Australia.
Thanks to Geoff Tuffy for identification of some dragonflies.

Bibliography

New Zealnd Pest and Beneficial Insects"  Lincoln University
"New Zealand Insec Pests" by D N Ferro
"New Zealand Insects and thier Host Plants" D Spiller & K Wise
"Insects of New Zealand" by Brian Parkinson
"Know your New Zealand Insects and spiders" John Early
"Which New Zealand Insect?".Andrew Crowe
"Insects and Spiders" by John Early.
"Spiders of New Zealand" by Ray and Lyn Forster

also the following sites
http://www.nzfishing.com/
http://www.nzfishing.com/Lures/FliesAndLures/CraneFly.htm
http://naturewatch.org.nz/
http://www.teara.govt.nz
http://www.inhs.illinois.edu
http://www.doc.govt.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology
http://tpo.tepapa.govt.nz
http://www.nhc.net.nz/
http://bugguide.net