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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 13, 2021

Description

collected by James Tweed

6.5 mm

Pollenia pernix - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bug_me's ID: Pollenia pernix, a member of Cluster Flies (Genus Pollenia)
Added on May 10, 2021
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What

Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

November 29, 2014 01:35 PM NZDT
Ichneumonid Wasps - Photo (c) Owen Strickland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Owen Strickland
bug_me's ID: Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)
Added on April 10, 2021
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Observer

jtweed

Description

Resting on gate near Lake Mahinerangi during the day. Found at approximately 460 m asl.

Mallochomacquartia - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bug_me's ID: Genus Mallochomacquartia, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on September 13, 2020
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Observer

sam_read

Date

December 12, 2012 02:55 PM NZDT
Psilota decessa - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bug_me's ID: Psilota decessa, a member of Drone Flies and Allies (Subfamily Eristalinae)
Added on July 08, 2020
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Observer

sam_read

Date

December 12, 2012 02:55 PM NZDT
Pollenia advena - Photo (c) Franz-Rudolf (Rudi) Schnitzler, all rights reserved, uploaded by Franz-Rudolf (Rudi) Schnitzler
bug_me's ID: Pollenia advena, a member of Cluster Flies (Genus Pollenia)
Added on July 07, 2020
Maverick

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What

Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)

Observer

cco

Date

May 2020

Description

On lemon tree

Stable Fly - Photo (c) Michael H. King, all rights reserved
bug_me's ID: Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)
Added on May 15, 2020
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What

Bot Flies, Blow Flies, and Allies (Superfamily Oestroidea)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 10, 2020 04:28 PM NZST
Sarcophaga crassipalpis - Photo (c) Lek Khauv, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Lek Khauv
bug_me's ID: Sarcophaga crassipalpis, a member of Common Flesh Flies (Genus Sarcophaga)
Added on May 12, 2020
Leading

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

November 2, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1072, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: On the trunk of a tree, near the pond.

Identification: Parentia restricta (Hutton, 1901). Male. ID based on Bickel (1992). Note that this isn't the first time that I have seen this species on campus.

REFERENCES
Bickel, D.J. 1992 (imprint 1991): Sciapodinae, Medeterinae (Insecta: Diptera) with a generic review of the Dolichopodidae.
Fauna of New Zealand, (23) Extract and PDF [See p. 32, and 'Figures 40-42, Map 22'; description (female, male)]

Parentia restricta - Photo (c) Grahame, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Grahame
bug_me's ID: Parentia restricta, a member of Long-legged Flies (Family Dolichopodidae)
Added on July 30, 2019
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Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

June 13, 2019 10:26 AM NZST
Fungi Including Lichens - Photo (c) pbertner, all rights reserved, uploaded by pbertner
bug_me's ID: Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)
Added on June 14, 2019
Leading

Photos / Sounds

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

January 22, 2014
Pollenia pernix - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bug_me's ID: Pollenia pernix, a member of Cluster Flies (Genus Pollenia)
Added on May 18, 2019
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What

Lemon Tree Borer Parasitoid Wasp (Xanthocryptus novozealandicus)

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

May 6, 2019 10:27 AM NZST
Lemon Tree Borer Parasitoid Wasp - Photo (c) Maurice, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Maurice
bug_me's ID: Lemon Tree Borer Parasitoid Wasp (Xanthocryptus novozealandicus)
Added on May 12, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

April 26, 2019

Description

second antennal segment red at its apex; third antennal segment shorter than second (Malloch 1938)

body 5.5 mm

Plagiomyia longipes - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bug_me's ID: Plagiomyia longipes, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on May 07, 2019
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Observer

katemccombs

Date

March 6, 2017 11:27 AM NZDT

Description

In lowland dry plains grassland.

Heteria - Photo (c) Jacqui Geux, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Jacqui Geux
bug_me's ID: Genus Heteria, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on April 25, 2019
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What

Yellow-haired Sun Fly (Myathropa florea)

Observer

arnel

Date

April 13, 2019 11:18 AM PDT

Description

A possible Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae sp.), photographed along the Virl O. Norton trail at Alamaden Quicksilver County Park in southern Santa Clara County, CA. This fly was huge as flies go - about the size of a Western Yellowjacket, which is what I thought it was initially. From face to tail, it was easily an inch to an inch and a half long, and a bit scary-looking. It was sunning itself on the leaves of a California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica).

Identification is quite tentative, as I have never encountered anything quite like it before. Identification is based in part on the fact that this fly has three segmented antennae (two segments forming a "paddle," plus a thin, hair-like arista supplying the third segment), which places it in the informal grouping of flies known as the Cyclorrapha. Tentatively placed in Tachinidae, a member family of the Cyclorrapha, based on the sheer size of this individual, its rather extensive hairiness, and the relatively wide separation of its eyes. Identification might be in error, so other suggestions as to what this fly might be would be greatly appreciated.

Hover Flies - Photo (c) RAP, all rights reserved, uploaded by RAP
bug_me's ID: Hover Flies (Family Syrphidae)
Added on April 14, 2019
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What

Beetles (Order Coleoptera)

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

April 10, 2019 09:48 AM PDT
Beetles - Photo (c) Scott Camazine, all rights reserved, uploaded by Scott Camazine
bug_me's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Added on April 12, 2019
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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

Observer

ecbrock

Date

April 11, 2019 03:27 PM EDT
Flies - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Reiner Richter
bug_me's ID: Flies (Order Diptera)
Added on April 12, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 30, 2019 10:03 AM NZDT
Common Cluster Fly - Photo (c) Marcello Consolo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bug_me's ID: Common Cluster Fly (Pollenia rudis)
Added on April 01, 2019
Maverick

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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Observer

reiner

Date

March 27, 2019 11:43 AM AEDT
Trigonospila - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bug_me's ID: Genus Trigonospila, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on March 29, 2019
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What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 29, 2019 12:40 PM NZDT
House Flies and Allies - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bug_me's ID: House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)
Added on March 29, 2019
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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

Observer

mariel-cedillo

Date

March 16, 2019 08:12 AM CST
Flies - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Reiner Richter
bug_me's ID: Flies (Order Diptera)
Added on March 27, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 22, 2019

Description

Occisorini: Mallochomacquartia nigrihirta ?

size 9.5 mm

Zealandotachina - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved, uploaded by Danilo Hegg
bug_me's ID: Genus Zealandotachina, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on March 25, 2019
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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Observer

lance_robison

Date

March 24, 2019 03:05 PM NZDT
Australian Leafroller Tachinid - Photo (c) wild_wind, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by wild_wind
bug_me's ID: Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)
Added on March 24, 2019
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Observer

hermanberteler

Date

February 4, 2019 09:11 AM SAST
Trigonospila - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bug_me's ID: Genus Trigonospila, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on March 22, 2019
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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

March 22, 2019 11:34 AM AEST
Australian Leafroller Tachinid - Photo (c) wild_wind, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by wild_wind
bug_me's ID: Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)
Added on March 22, 2019
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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

March 20, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT
Australian Leafroller Tachinid - Photo (c) wild_wind, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by wild_wind
bug_me's ID: Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)
Added on March 22, 2019
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What

Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)

Date

February 20, 2019 10:06 AM +13
Australian Leafroller Tachinid - Photo (c) wild_wind, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by wild_wind
bug_me's ID: Australian Leafroller Tachinid (Trigonospila brevifacies)
Added on March 21, 2019
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Observer

ecoman

Date

March 18, 2019 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

4mm long fly captured in yellow pan trap near flowering Gentians

Phasia campbelli - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved, uploaded by Danilo Hegg
bug_me's ID: Phasia campbelli, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on March 19, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

April 9, 2017 07:10 PM NZST

Description

size: 6.5 mm

Fannia - Photo (c) Keir Morse, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Keir Morse
bug_me's ID: Genus Fannia, a member of Muscoid Flies (Superfamily Muscoidea)
Added on March 14, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 9, 2019

Description

size 5.5 mm

Fanniidae - Photo (c) tony_d, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tony_d
bug_me's ID: Family Fanniidae, a member of Muscoid Flies (Superfamily Muscoidea)
Added on March 13, 2019
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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

February 27, 2019 12:52 PM NZDT

Description

11 mm

Pales - Photo (c) Phil Bendle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Phil Bendle
bug_me's ID: Genus Pales, a member of Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)
Added on March 04, 2019
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