Family: Limoniidae    Subfamily: Hexatominae    Tribe: Eriopterini
Genus and species:

Fortyfive species of Amphineurus

A widespread forest species.

Known from central Westland forests. Possibly a local endemic.

Known from a singleton. Extensive seaches have not yielded further specimens.

Another common species of the South Island wet forests.

In a wide variety of forests and shrublands of the South Island.

Local species of Auckland northwards. It can be easily confused with which may be present in the same forest.

A forest species.

Central Westland forests.

A North Island forest species

Eastern South Island forestsand a few North Island sites.

An abundant species in forests throught NZ. Recognised by its relative large size (10-12mm) and pale golden wings with dark brown spots on some of the veins and base. See also A. cyathetanus with which it can b...

North Island and northern South Island forests.

Auckland and Coromandel

Auckland and Coromandel

Dunedin area

Very common in forests and shrblands of the South Island.

Abundant forest species in South Island. There have been records from the North Island but the specimens present details which do not fit typical A. senex.

Possible a Banks Peninsula endemic.

In Westland forests.

Molophilus has over 90 described species in NZ but only 56 are recognised at present. This is due to their size (< 5 mm) and delicate nature of their bodies, exacerbated by the similarity of many pale species. Sel...

see Molophilus pulcherrimus

A common species in forests. Easily recognised by beautiful patterned wings with pale spots on the wing margin. However a very similar pattern is present in Molophilus campbelli which is far less common.

Larvae are probably associated with seepages or damp soils near swamps. Not common in a forest environment.

to be done