Story: Sandflies and mosquitoes

Giant sandfly

Giant sandfly

This larger-than-life model of a female sandfly hangs above a café at Pukekura, near Lake Ianthe on the West Coast. This region is notorious for sandflies, because the bush, heavy rainfall and rushing streams make an ideal habitat.

About this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10058111
Photograph by Simon Hayes

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Carl Walrond. 'Sandflies and mosquitoes - Dealing with bites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
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