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Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

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Crane Fly

Crane Fly

​Crane Fly Crane flies also known as mosquito hawks or daddy longlegs look like large oversize mosquitoes. These are the large, clumsy insects which fly around our gardens in late summer and early autumn. They are often seen bumbling along the ground, getting trapped...

Midges

Midges

Biting Midges Biting midges also called as ‘no-see-ums’ are insects that breed in wet soils in the tidal zones such as sandy shores. The female midges are attracted to human habitation and rest on screens, fences and vegetation while waiting to take a blood meal. They...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are common small, flying insects with segmented bodies that live in most parts of the world. Over 3,500 types of mosquitoes can be found worldwide. They feed by biting people or host animals and drawing minute amounts of blood, leaving saliva...

Moths

Moths

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Wasps

Wasps

Wasps are social insects that live in colonies with as many as 5000 wasps per nest. New Zealand wasps have several native species which have evolved here and have never become a nuisance. But five social species of wasps have been accidentally introduced since the...

Flies

Flies

Flies are an almost unavoidable nuisance in most homes, especially during the warmer parts of the year. They are one of the most common insects on the planet. They breed and feed in filth, including garbage, faeces, and rotting or spoiled food. Identification House...

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