Diptera
Family: Limoniidae    Subfamily: Hexatominae    Tribe: Hexatomini
Genus and species:

All members of Austrolimnophila are moderately large (12 - 24 mm) and have golden-brown patterned wings which make them particularly noticeable. Most are in shrubby or forest environments and A. argus is ...

Uncommon in North Island and present not only in kauri forests as its name might indicate.

Perhaps the most common and widespread of all these New Zealand species of the genus. Its larvae live in rotting logs, even small branches if the environment is wet enough to maintain a high humidity within. It is the mo...

Another common and widespread species throughout NZ

Another common and widespread species throughout NZ.

One of the rarer species of the genus.

Apparently restricted to, and common in the western wet forests of Nelson, Westland and Fiordland.

Moderately common in the North Island forests.

Common in the North Island and only one record in the South Island.

Common in may types of forest in the South Island but not so in the North Island.

Moderately widespread in North Island forests.

Apparently endemic to Stewart Island. It is very similar to A. argus.

Uncommon but present in many North Island forests.

Known only from the Waitakere Range, Auckland.

At present Gynoplistia has 110 names available for species and subspecies in NZ. All are endemic. In all likelyhood this number will increase as further habitats, especially alpine, are studied. The few (ca 5) spe...

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Endemic to Chatham Islands. Similar toG. conjuncta.

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Gynoplistia fimbriata is an example of a shrubland/forest margin species.

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A large species which, so far has not been found outside a few remnant forest patches on Banks Peninsula

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Gynoplistia magnifica and Gynoplistia notata are very similar though the latter has brachypterous females. Both are large 17-23 mm (male wing 14 20 mm). Easily distinguished on their wing markings and te...

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see Gynoplistia magnifica.

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A local endemic in the swamps of Christchurch. It has adapted well to the urban environment and is present along the now highly modified stream margins, the metropolitan sewerage area, also Travis Swamp and similar sites...

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The species of Gynoplistia (Cerezodia) are all rare, or at least seldom collected and are very poorly known in terms of habitat, life history stages and distribution.

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A brachypterous species confined to the Subantarctic Auckland Islands

Known from several localities in Canterbury, especially in relatively undisturbed swamplands and seepages. Also present in Nelson and the North Island on Mt Ruapehu. Its distribution in very separated sites is not unders...

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A species confined to the wet forests of Westland and western Nelson

This species is on the endangered species list. It was first found in the entrance to a cave but is now known to be in low numbers in portions of the western lowland forests of Nelson and northern Westland. Rather than b...

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A species confined to the dry forests and shrublands of eastern South Island but is seldom found in the same habitat as Gynoplistia magnifica. The background research for this and similar differences between speci...

A forest species.

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An abundant species which is common in many native and modified habitats where running water is present. The larvae live on floating or rock surface vegetation and there prey apon other animals living on the surface of t...