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What

New Zealand Blue Blowfly (Calliphora quadrimaculata)

Observer

madelinepye

Date

September 6, 2021 02:41 PM NZST
New Zealand Blue Blowfly - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: New Zealand Blue Blowfly (Calliphora quadrimaculata)
Added on January 23, 2022
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What

Large Hover Fly (Melangyna novaezelandiae)

Observer

madelinepye

Date

September 27, 2021 01:17 PM NZDT
Large Hover Fly - Photo (c) Grey Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
steve_kerr's ID: Large Hover Fly (Melangyna novaezelandiae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

schneehagen

Date

January 23, 2022 12:51 PM NZDT
Neoitamus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Neoitamus, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

bevan

Date

January 12, 2022 08:20 PM NZDT
Austrosciapus proximus - Photo (c) emanning, all rights reserved
steve_kerr's ID: Austrosciapus proximus, a member of Long-legged Flies (Family Dolichopodidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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What

Flesh Flies (Family Sarcophagidae)

Observer

richarddavies1

Date

January 23, 2022 01:24 PM NZDT
Flesh Flies - Photo (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Flesh Flies (Family Sarcophagidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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What

Schizophoran Flies (Zoosection Schizophora)

Observer

outinthefield

Date

January 23, 2022 12:43 PM +13
Pygocalcager - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Pygocalcager, a member of Parasite Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

oharamclennan

Date

January 20, 2022 04:27 PM +13
Neoitamus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Neoitamus, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

chrisc

Date

January 9, 2022 02:51 PM NZDT

Description

Large crane fly resting on NZ Tree Nettle, Ongaonga, which made photography difficult.
Very distinctive patterning and prominent green and brown colouration.
Photo 4 gives indication of size.

Leptotarsus albistigma - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Leptotarsus albistigma, a member of Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

crellow

Date

January 23, 2022 02:31 PM +13

Description

Perhaps a spider’s lunch.

Neoitamus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Neoitamus, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

incagold

Date

January 22, 2022 12:25 PM NZDT

Description

Appeared later this season & are smaller but there are a number of them.

Saropogon - Photo (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Saropogon, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Date

January 22, 2022 05:18 PM NZDT

Description

?

Neoitamus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Neoitamus, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

incagold

Date

January 22, 2022 12:07 PM NZDT
Saropogon - Photo (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Saropogon, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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Observer

incagold

Date

January 22, 2022 12:08 PM NZDT
Saropogon - Photo (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Saropogon, a member of Robber Flies (Family Asilidae)
Added on January 23, 2022
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What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Observer

joss33

Date

January 23, 2022 11:47 AM NZDT
House Flies and Allies - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

linds-nz

Date

January 22, 2022 11:02 PM NZDT

Description

No idea what this is. Flew away when photo flashed. Distinctive colours.

Butterflies and Moths - Photo (c) Anita, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
steve_kerr's ID: Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)
Added on January 22, 2022
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Observer

paddy18

Date

January 22, 2022 09:58 PM NZDT
Leptotarsus albistigma - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Leptotarsus albistigma, a member of Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Observer

svendhansen

Date

January 23, 2022 11:09 AM NZDT
Australian Leafroller Tachinid - Photo (c) wild_wind, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)
Added on January 22, 2022
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Observer

grey

Date

January 21, 2022 02:01 PM NZDT

Description

Resting on a Parataniwha leaf.

Allophylopsis - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Allophylopsis, a member of Heleomyzid Flies (Family Heleomyzidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Limoniid Crane Flies (Family Limoniidae)

Observer

glycymeris

Date

January 22, 2022 10:55 PM NZDT
Limoniid Crane Flies - Photo (c) Francisco Barros, all rights reserved
steve_kerr's ID: Limoniid Crane Flies (Family Limoniidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Humpbacked Flies (Family Phoridae)

Observer

grey

Date

January 22, 2022 04:43 PM NZDT

Description

Found sodden in bathroom basin. Length almost 3 mm.

Humpbacked Flies - Photo (c) Rui Andrade, all rights reserved
steve_kerr's ID: Humpbacked Flies (Family Phoridae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Observer

jupal04

Date

January 22, 2022 07:23 AM NZDT
House Flies and Allies - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Small Grass Fly (Lonchoptera bifurcata)

Observer

paddy18

Date

January 22, 2022 08:38 AM NZDT
Small Grass Fly - Photo (c) steve_kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
steve_kerr's ID: Small Grass Fly (Lonchoptera bifurcata)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Gall and Forest Midges (Family Cecidomyiidae)

Observer

glycymeris

Date

January 22, 2022 11:17 PM NZDT
Gall and Forest Midges - Photo (c) Gilles San Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
steve_kerr's ID: Gall and Forest Midges (Family Cecidomyiidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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Observer

remtihoi

Date

January 18, 2022 01:11 PM NZDT

Description

Found whilst fossicking around at the top of the Mountain Road Track on Ruapehu. Can't find anything exactly like it but seems to be of crane fly family - about 2cm body length.

Aurotipula - Photo (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
steve_kerr's ID: Subgenus Aurotipula, a member of Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Observer

petaimmaca68

Date

January 22, 2022 04:22 PM NZDT

Description

Was holding onto a smaller fly. Maybe eating it?

House Flies and Allies - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Horse and Deer Flies (Family Tabanidae)

Date

January 22, 2022 04:31 PM NZDT
Horse and Deer Flies - Photo (c) Bill Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY)
steve_kerr's ID: Horse and Deer Flies (Family Tabanidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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Observer

wildliferpete

Date

January 18, 2022 09:33 AM NZDT

Description

very small iridescent fly spotted on bindweed flower in saltmarsh

Parentia - Photo (c) steve_kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Parentia, a member of Long-legged Flies (Family Dolichopodidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Large Hover Fly (Melangyna novaezelandiae)

Observer

jupal04

Date

January 22, 2022 01:23 PM NZDT
Large Hover Fly - Photo (c) Grey Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
steve_kerr's ID: Large Hover Fly (Melangyna novaezelandiae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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Observer

alanad

Date

January 22, 2022 11:17 AM UTC

Description

This was large, similar to a honey bee. Near a herd of cows. Possibly some type of Bot fly?

Protohystricia - Photo (c) pohanginapete, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Pete McGregor
steve_kerr's ID: Genus Protohystricia, a member of Parasite Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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What

Humpbacked Flies (Family Phoridae)

Observer

heidi_q

Date

January 21, 2021 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

on koromiko

Humpbacked Flies - Photo (c) Rui Andrade, all rights reserved
steve_kerr's ID: Humpbacked Flies (Family Phoridae)
Added on January 22, 2022
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