Photo 2789520, (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)

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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 18, 2015

Place

Aramoana (Google, OSM)

Description

Hydrophorinae ? Somewhat resembles Helichochaetus discifer, but differs.

Several specimens, possibly both male and female, flying about and feeding on a salt water sandy-mud flat.
Note the bizarre foretarsi on several of these (especially shots 7 and 8).
Appeared bright creamy white to the naked eye, especially when flying.

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