Gynoplistia pedestris

Limoniidae  : Hexatominae  : Hexatomini

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. Its larva has rarely been seen. Both sexes in the adult stage have very short wings and when resting, align their legs along the axis of a grass or sedge leaf and appear much like a tetragnathid spider in the same habitat.
See notes Gynoplistia fimbriata.

Text updated: 21/10/2015